4 Turtle Position – Guillotine Defenses & Head and Arm Grab

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  1. Matt M December 16, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    How do you deal with a person that uses the chin strap and sprawls? I can’t get my head to their side, they are keeping their chest on the back of my head, and I struggle to get to their legs. Because of their control of my head, it is difficult to pull guard. I feel like I can’t get to their legs and I can’t pull guard…


    • Henry A December 23, 2016 at 11:58 pm

      Usually if I go side to side with my head I should be able to get my head up to one side, if not and I feel I’m in danger I can always fall to my side and then try to recover guard

  2. Rick B February 4, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Henry, how do you deal with a Marcelo style guillotine where your opponent lays their elbow on your back. When I took them to the side the choke stayed locked on. Any thoughts?

    • Henry A February 15, 2017 at 8:16 am

      Hi Rick yes that one gets tight fast and stays tight because the additional leverage of the elbow on the back, you need to swim your arm (throw your arm behind you then over their shoulder like your swimming) I have a video on it in my escapes seminar i believe

  3. seph l November 16, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    You mention getting the head under the armpit but it doesn’t show it on video, what exactly are you doing with your head in relation to the armpit. Does the head push past, do you drive the top of your head into the armpit? I just can’t see anything but you made it sound very important.

    • seph l February 4, 2018 at 1:47 pm

      Wanna bump this, right at 8.30 or so you mention doing something with your head and the armpit, but it isn’t shown, could you please elaborate?

      • seph l April 11, 2018 at 10:23 am

        Give another bump, not getting caught, but after watching all you’re other stuff I’m learning the devil is in the details

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