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BJJ, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Guillotine, Guillotine Choke, Guillotine Choke Defense, Jiu Jitsu -

The guillotine choke is one of the highest percentage chokes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, MMA, and No Gi grappling. This choke has been used for hundreds of years, granted there are different variations of this positions such as the arm in guillotine, the high elbow guillotine choke, the 10 finger guillotine choke, the one handed guillotine choke and the list goes on and on.  This is one of the most valuable submissions in grappling for so many reasons. People tend to perceive the guillotine choke as a submission, but the guillotine is far more.  This position is extremely efficient and...

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BJJ, Chokes, Grappling, Guillotine, Martial Arts, Mixed Martial Arts, MMA, Neil Melanson, Technique -

The guillotine is a powerful choke that can force one's opponent to tap as an air choke, a blood choke or a combination of the two.  No matter which, it is a very high percentage submission when applied properly.  The technique is often bundled or taught hand in hand with the sit over or hip bump sweep and the kimura from closed guard, because all three options are in very close proximity to each other depending how your opponent is posturing themselves up in your closed guard.  This makes the guillotine often one of the earliest techniques that someone learns...

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BJJ, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Grappling, Guillotine, Guillotine Choke, Jiu Jitsu, Martial Arts -

Today is Guillotine day here at BJJ Fanatics.  The Guillotine choke is an extremely popular submission in both Gi and NoGi.  It is one of the first submissions many people learn and one of the most effective.  There are a multitude of variations for the Guillotine!  Some have different grips, hand positioning and set-ups.  Some people prefer arm in Guillotines, some prefer the high elbow or "Marcelotine.”  The question we must ask today, is one guillotine variation superior then the other? This is a very difficult question because none of them are superior to the other; it really depends on...

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Ankle Lock, bjj, Guillotine, Guillotine Choke, jiu jitsu, Leglocks, Wrist Lock, Wrist Locks -

Training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is always difficult.  Some say it can be more difficult for the smaller people, some say it’s more difficult for the bigger guys.  No matter what your build, age, fitness level, or health, bjj is going to be difficult.  Everyone will experience their own hardships along their journey.  One thing that can be consistent is that for small guys that grapple larger opponents, some submissions will work better than others. Submitting larger opponents, especially of the same level can be daunting.  There are plenty of submissions that work extremely well, but today we are going to...

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Arm bar, bjj, Guillotine, Guillotine Choke, jiu jitsu, Submisison, submission, submissions, techniques, Triangle Choke -

In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu today people typically train both gi and nogi.  In order to develop a good bjj game in both gi and nogi, you have to develop your game so that it transfers from one to the other.  In order to have your bjj transcend from gi to nogi, you need a versatile game with versatile submissions. Three of the most versatile submissions are the arm bar, the triangle choke, and the guillotine.  These submissions are not very grip dependent and work extremely well in gi, nogi, and MMA.  These are some of the first submissions that the...

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