When you’re a beginner in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, things can get quite confusing. And they can sometimes get mildly frustrating, as it appears that all that you’re doing is defense… But you can’t wait to use some submissions when you roll!
Don’t worry, the opportunity for submissions will come soon enough. Here’s one simple combination that you can drill and then use while rolling relatively quickly; a Guillotine to Triangle Choke setup from Closed Guard.
GUILLOTINE TO TRIANGLE CHOKE SETUP FROM CLOSED GUARD
To start with this setup, you can either go for a Hip Bump Sweep first or, as Nick “Chewy” Albin does it, you can simply sit up to reach over the opponent’s shoulder (as if you’re going for a Kimura). From there, you can circle your arm around their neck and attack them with a Guillotine.
Now, if they defend against this Guillotine attempt by lifting their head up, you can go for your Triangle Choke setup. Simply use the palm of your hand to push their head further away from you (as you post on the mats with your other hand); and, as the space appears, shoot in with your legs to lock up the Triangle – and finish it from there.
Watch how to do this in more detail on the video below: