Learn the 3 Key Points to the High Elbow Guillotine. John Danaher explains the 3 key battles you need to win to pull off an effective high elbow guillotine. First win the battle for distance creating space to pull off the choke. Then you must focus on winning the battle for hand position. Get your […]
The standard guillotine, arm in guillotine, high elbow, standing, or off your back. There’s no shortage of guillotine variations. This versatile BJJ choke works by using the blade of the wrist, right where it meets the thumb. Crushing your opponents windpipe and slowly choking them.
While the choke looks simple enough there’s a lot of subtleties to learn if you’re to successfully tap a larger stronger opponent. The key is to control the distance. Creating enough space to get your second hand in to effect the choke. Then it’s all about the elbow. Getting it high tightens the choke, and makes it harder for them to fight the arm. Leaning your head across towards your opponent helps create the angle you need to put them to sleep.
Mastering The Guillotine
Don’t Rely on Brute Force to Finish Your Guillotine. Firas Zahabi and Karel Pravec discuss every detail of the Guillotine choke, including many great variations. Fantastic details on how to use body position and angles rather than strength to finish the choke. Great information on realising when you are not going to get the finish, […]
Back Choke, Arm in Guillotine, & Anaconda. Lachlan Giles chokes Bernardo 3 different ways; Back Choke Arm in Guillotine Anaconda Choke Great details on each choke to make it tighter, prevent escapes, and protect the choking hand. When a legend like Bernardo Faria is saying “wow that’s a great detail, I’ve not seen that before” […]