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Old 11-04-2007, 02:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Some New Chokes

This is a little bit I did on my Training Log earlier this weekend, thought I'd re-post it here as it's a pretty cool set of grappling moves.

Originally Posted by IronMan
I was working in no-gi class today and was talking with a more experienced visiting former-student who's done some training with some good guys and he showed me some cool variations of the guillotine choke (my second favorite choke, and my best one by far). This are more complicated then the basic technique, but they are really cool and they work.

North/South Guillotine Choke

This is really a standard north/south that I've been using for a while, but with some modifications to really help the leverage and make the choke more effective.

Start off in the lounge position and swim the arm over into a side headlock (the setup for a mounted guillotine). Your hips should be facing towards your opponents leg.

Shoot your hips back and out in a standard shrimp move so that you are pushing your opponent's head with your ribs to give you more leverage. As you do this, pass the hand over so that you are in a guillotine grip.

Once you have locked in the guillotine grip and secured a position that allows your to crank down on your opponents neck without solidly (their head should be pushed off to the side to a pretty uncomfortable position to work best), slide your weight off of their chest (which is where it should have been to pin your opponent down in order for you to secure the position) and onto their neck.

Get all of your weight on to the neck and try and flatten your hips out, lifting up with your torso the same way that you would in a standing guillotine. That will finish the choke.

Side Control Verticle Choke

This is a variation of the North South and can be used as a setup for the North South given a certain reaction from your opponent.

While in side control, swim over to get position for the guillotine set up.

From this position, your opponent tries to escape by getting up on to their side and shooting their hips out. Slide up to put pressure on the head and lock in the guillotine grip.

The major variation in this technique is that you are using your torso and your guillotine grip to block the arteries in the neck, as well as using the leverage to crank it.

From this position, slide your weight off (this is usually just called un-loading, and it's the same this used to apply the submission for the North South as above or the guillotine from a sprawled position) and flatten out your hips. If the guillotine grip isn't deep enough it won't choke your opponent out, but it will put on a crank that will force them either to roll flat into a perfect sprawled guillotine position (which, from my experience, is the typical reaction) or roll to their back into the north/south choke position as listed above.

Hope that was helpful for some folks.

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