Takedown attempts should always be countered by a sprawl but what about defending and countering takedowns with a well timed guillotines?
The Guillotine Choke is a very powerful submission, one that gets all of the attention from everyone when performed correctly. However, if you don’t set it up properly, it can be defended swiftly and get you into a bad position all too easily.
Wrestlers do not have to worry about submissions in their sport.
So the guillotine is almost always there when they are executing their takedowns. Though they have a large arsenal of takedown options, they typically go for a single leg or a double leg takedown. It becomes a very predictable pattern, they shoot, you choke.
Renzo Gracie black belt Karel ‘Silver Fox’ Pravec is a true Guillotine master and he sows some great details to the guillotine that he likes to set up when someone is trying to take you down with a single leg.
Silver Fox has some amazing game changing point, namely how if you stand right leg forward, your guillotine hand should be your right hand. Also he has great details on leg positioning.
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Learn the most devastating guillotine attacks in BJJ with Atos black belt, ADCC Bronze medalist, Masters World Champion and no-gi world champion, Josh Hinger: Hingertine- Guillotine Concepts by BJJ Fanatics.