The Guillotine Choke is one of the most dominant submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However, no matter how good at it you may be, sometimes you’ll fail to get the tap. And what should you do in those moments of failure?
There are a lot of options available. Here’s an unusual one: a submission finish that your training partners and opponents will never see coming.
Nick “Chewy” Albin demonstrates and explains.
GUILLOTINE FAILED? TRY THIS UNUSUAL SUBMISSION SETUP
If, for some reason, you fail to block the training partner’s hip with your bottom leg and they roll over, it may seem as if your Guillotine efforts were for nothing. But it isn’t so.
You should keep in place your Chin Strap grip. This is a fantastic grip for controlling your opponent’s movement (just remember: where their head goes, the body will follow), but in this instance you’ll use it immediately for the tap.
Chewy explains that you should bring your other hand’s knuckle in-towards the Chin Strap. Then, open up your Chin Strap grip and “shoot” through your knuckle. Keep it curled up a bit at the wrist, and then reattach your Chin Strap hand to it.
You could finish the choke right here. However, it’s better to get up to your knees and finish it there. But how to do it? Just press that knuckle against their carotid artery.
Watch Chewy explain the nuances to making this unusual submission work right here: