Guillontine/Triangle Choke/Armbar Combination from Guard

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
By BJJ.Org Featured Contributor Michael Jen

These techniques should only be practiced with the supervision of an experienced instructor.
Practicing the moves incorrectly could result in serious bodily injury or death.

  1. The opponent's weight is slightly forward. Michael posts on his left arm and sits up.
  2. Scooting his butt backwards, Michael secures a grip for the guillotine.
  3. The opponent counters by pulling down on Michael's arm with his left hand. (view rotated for clarity)
  4. Reaching under his opponent's left arm, Michael secures the opponent's left wrist with his left hand.
  5. Falling backward, Michael throws his right leg over his opponent's left shoulder.
  6. Spinning perpendicular, Michael attempts to finalize the triangle.
  7. The opponent counters Michael's triangle attempt by raising his head upward.
  8. Michael spins a little further and throws his left leg over his opponent's face and finalizes with straight arm bar.

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