Nasty Top Half Guard Lapel Choke
Filipe Costa NASTY BJJ Half Guard Top Submission Lapel Guillotine Choke
Learn a top half guard choke submission from BJJ Black Belt Filipe Costa. Filipe shows a NASTY Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Guillotine Choke from the top half guard position when your opponent has an under hook. This is a common attacking position for those who play a solid half guard game. The underhook is one of the biggest weapons for your opponent when he has bottom half.
The half guard is a great BJJ sweeping guard. It is very difficult to defend if your opponent has a great half guard, and with an under hook it can be quite a struggle to deal with.
Filipe uses the lapel control on the gi to control his opponents shoulder in the top half guard position and then setup the Guillotine choke after.
The guillotine choke is a very high percentage choke used in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA, and no gi grappling. As Costa shows, with the gi, using the lapel to secure the choke is a great way to control and dominate your opponent. Once you entangle his arm with the gi you have a safe spot to work on getting the finish as it is likely there will be strong resistance from your training partner.
For some other great takes on guillotine chokes check out some of these other grapplers: Marcelo Garcia, Kron Gracie, Jeff Glover and Neil Melanson.
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