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.
The Guillotine Choke is a powerful submission… But it’s far from being as simple as “squeezing someone’s neck”.
In fact, there are many concepts that you need to get right in order to make the Guillotine Choke work for you – such as which one of your legs is forward.
Karel “Silver Fox” Pravec explains this and other concepts on the video below:
With nearly three decades of BJJ study under his belt, The Silver Fox is a world renowned Professor and highly influential figure in the BJJ community.
- Explore multiple guillotine variations that will lend themselves perfectly to a variety of applications in MMA and self-defense.
- Study both ends of the spectrum with ideas on offense, defense, and counters that will help anyone, regardless of rank, take their understanding of the guillotine to new heights.