The best submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu are the unexpected ones. And the best unexpected submissions are (you’ll probably agree on this one) chokes, especially Guillotine chokes.
The guillotine is a cruel strangulation. It goes fast, from multiple angles, no matter how strong you are. This versatility and speed make the guillotine ideal for sport BJJ players, who occasionally focus on moving to a terrifying degree. Looking at the career of Marcelo García, we can demonstrate the effectiveness of the guillotine in matches against well-trained opponents.
Its practicality goes far beyond the Jiu-Jitsu mats. Of the many moves that we might need to defend ourselves, the guillotine is one of the most likely used against untrained opponents. If someone recklessly attacks, the automatic guillotine is a valuable protection tool.
Here’s one such choke setup. It’s a diving Guillotine from the Headquarters positions – Andy Varela demonstrates on the video below:
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