Some techniques such as the guillotine choke or the anaconda choke from the front headlock position, require a minimum level of strength and squeeze in order to the be successful. It’s understandable as you are using your arms against the neck and arm of your opponent so when faced with a very strong opponent, you will struggle. Some practitioners may find it frustrating and abandon the techniques all together.
A better option for weaker practitioners would be to use a Peruvian necktie from the same front headlock position. With the Peruvian necktie, you are using both your ams and your legs against the opponent’s neck and arm. This puts in a much better position.
BJJ black belt Gile Huni of Kimura BJJ Serbia, shows an effective set up from the front headlock position:
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