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  1. Brocton R January 15, 2017 at 6:20 am

    Henry, I’ve got a timing question… what prevents the guy from hopping over your leg to pass the guard when you’re sitting up to wrap the neck? Flaring the elbows forward and the shallow grip of the neck have changed this technique forever for me, but I was playing with this in class and one thing I don’t yet understand is how to prevent your opponent from hopping over to side control once you scoot your hips out and sit up to get the grip set before you sit back and restablish the full guard. Thanks Henry, you’re the man!

    • Henry A January 17, 2017 at 9:27 am

      Nothing!lol I know that kinda sucks but you do need to sit up to secure the grip otherwise you get to jammed up and there’s no room for your arm to get inside. The important thing is when you do sit up make sure you are leaning forward, shoulders in front of your butt, so you have balance, if they do jump the legs you can follow them or because you have balance get back to your knees with the neck still wrapped so you’re still in a decent position and still threatening the neck. Usually they will jump to opposite side of head, so you have a free arm on that side, just use it to post on the ground and get back to your knees.

  2. Brocton R January 17, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Haha, actually, this is encouraging. I thought I might be missing something obvious. Thank you!

  3. Jorge S March 1, 2017 at 3:55 am

    Henry, when you have the guillotine locked up and you are getting ready to finish. Does it help to do a crunch with your upper body while holding the uke’s neck with your arm. By using the entire body would this be stronger than raising the arm on the side of the uke’s head. Thanks.

  4. John Taylor June 20, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Jorge S. Yes, but ur doing an extention. Which is the opposite of a Crunch….

  5. Raymond G January 3, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Similar grip as Matt Jones in his straight foot lock clinic! Interesting..

  6. eric d June 1, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    Hi Henri, great stuff. What type of guillotine would you do from kind open butterflyish guard? Would it be the same? Thanks for answering.

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