The Guillotine choke is an attack that can be used against us by practitioners of jiujitsu, mixed martial arts, and even relatively untrained individuals because of its simplicity. Properly applied, this choke can render a person unconscious in a matter of seconds, so it is imperative that we know how to prevent and escape from the choke to build our self defense efficacy. As a component in the “To-Shin Do Ground Flow kata” (technique number 7) we should strive to be competent at applying and countering this movement on the ground.
In this lesson we will explore how to properly apply a Guillotine Choke from a position on our back (bottom guard).
Here, we will see how the Guillotine fits into the To-Shin Do “Ground Flow Kata” after the “Hitchhiker” armbar counter that can be seen in the Countering and Escaping Common Arm Locks on the Ground video lesson.
This lesson covers another example of how a Guillotine Choke can be applied as part of a technique combination flow on the ground. The “Hip Heist” sweep is one of the easiest ways to get off of your back in an altercation if you find yourself or place yourself into a guard position. If the […]
Countering the Guillotine Choke on the ground requires counter-intuitive action and expert timing.
In this lesson we explore two options that you have once you’ve passed your attacker’s guard and avoided the choke. One option presented allows you to keep your attacker down and apply a counter choke of your own; the other option sets you up to disengage and escape. It’s good to have options!
The Guillotine Choke is a very versatile attack and can be employed from a variety of positions including standing. In this lesson, we will look at a few ways that this choke could be applied in standing scenarios.
A counter-intuitive strategy to sneak through a choke attempt that allows you to take an attacker’s back. From this back position we illustrate a few takedown potentials. (the rear “Uki-Waza” as seen in Uki-Waza, Helping Your Attacker Throw Themselves, the takedown component of our “Saka-te Nage” kata, and a sneaky ankle lock set up)
If we are caught in the choke before we can sneak through, we need to be able to block the neck pressure and effect a takedown that allows us the opportunity to counter-attack or disengage.