What’s your favorite submission? Sure, you may have a ton of submissions that you like to go for, but if you had to pick just one… Which one would it be?
Well, for Ricardo Almeida – Renzo Gracie’s first ever BJJ black belt and an owner of the successful Ricardo Almeida BJJ Academy – it’s the Arm-In Guillotine. He explained why that’s the case in an interview for BJJ Eastern Europe:
For one, the Arm-In Guillotine is a choke – and the chokes are incontestable. With the armbars, for example, their arm will hurt or break if they don’t want to tap. But, with the choke they go unconscious… There’s a finality to a choke that I don’t think exists with joint locks.
I mean, yeah, of course, you can heel hook someone and they will not be able to walk. But, sometimes they escape, sometimes they would „eat it“, but with the choke, once you get it – that is a checkmate.
The Arm-In Guillotine is one of the highest-percentage submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… But you have to get the details right first, in order to make it work.
Here are some extremely helpful tips on getting it done. Giancarlo Bodoni demonstrates:
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