Chain Your Submissions With These Details From Lachlan Giles!
Countering The Roll On Top By Lachlan Giles
Who is Lachlan Giles? He is a Jiu Jitsu black belt under John Simon and arguable one of the top Australian grapplers of his generation. Giles earned his distinguished reputation in prestigious tournaments such as IBJJF World No-Gi Championship, Pan Pacific Championship, Boa Super 8 and Eddie Bravo Invitational.
Giles hails from Melbourne, Australia. At a young age he was influenced by martial arts movies. He was introduced to Jiu Jitsu at the age of 15 when he saw Royce Gracie’s legendary performance at UFC 1. Lachlan began his training in Jiu Jitsu under Tyrone Crosse. It was under Tyrone’s tutelage that he progressed to purple belt. His club changed coaches and Lachlan progressed to black belt under John Simon. It is worth noting that Giles was also heavily influenced by Thiago Stefanutti. Thiago also awarded Giles the first degree on his black belt.
Tighten up your game with the great Lachlan Giles!
Lachlan has many exceptional achievements as a grappler. He is the ADCC Asia & Oceania Trials Champion in 2015 and 2017. He is the IBJJF Pan Pacific Champion and Pan Pacific No-GI Champion in 2016 and 2017. He won the UAEJJF Continental Pro Champion in 2018. Giles also took second place at the Boa Super 8 1st Edition and 2nd Edition in 2015. Lachlan took 3rd place at Eddie Bravo Invitational 5. He claimed second place at the 2018 UAEJJF Grand Slam Abu Dhabi and 3rd place at the IBJJF World No-Gi Championship in 2017.
In this video Lachlan Giles explores the guillotine and anaconda submission. He starts the video with both his and his opponent’s back on the mat in an inverted north south position. He has an anaconda locked on his training partner. Giles states that that from this position you should be able to stop your opponent from rolling to the top. Simply put, it is important not end up in a north south position. A better alternative is if you partners transitions to the front head lock position. Certainly from front head lock, your opponent can defend the anaconda choke by flaring his elbow out. The flair elbow also has the added benefit of preventing a roll. In that scenario it is a good idea to transition to the guillotine. If your training partner opts to roll as a defense to the guillotine switching back to the anaconda choke is always an option. Well done Lachlan. There is a lot of great detail on these submissions and chaining them together should be a tool in every grappler’s arsenal.
This video is a wonderful example of Lachlan Giles’s ability to communicate technique to even novice grapplers. Like all of Giles’ instructional videos, there is a lot of detail. I know that I often gain new insights every time I re-watch one of his videos. Certainly, they have a powerful impact on anyone who makes a careful study of them. Giles’ education, the success of his students and the popularity that he has achieved are testaments to his exceptional abilities as an instructor. Certainly the Jiu Jitsu community is lucky to have him.