Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Icelandic Guillotine

I don't know anyone who has hit guillotines in sparring and competition as many times as my icelandic friend, Kári. I have trained with him for many years now, and I've seen (and felt!!!) him do this move with an extremely high succesrate countless times, but for some reason, I haven't thought of implementing it in my own game until recently.

A few months ago, it struck me, that I have grappled for over ten years, and guillotines are still not a part of my game. In fact, I don't recall a single time I've went for that submission for years. So looking at Kàri ripping through competitions, it was clear to me that I had to learn what he was doing and I needed such a basic and simple submission as the guillotine to be an integrate part of my game. So since that day, I have been working hard on figuring out all the details, and already it is becoming one of my favorite submissions. I think that my loop choke period has helped a lot, since the mechanics are very similar to the guillotine and also just getting into the mindset of looking for the neck all the time is an important part of this.

I asked Kári to make a video on how he is doing it and he agreed reveal all his secrets on my blog. I told him that he needed a catchy name for the move, otherwise it would never be a real Internet success like all the other guillotines out there, so we decided to call it The Icelandic Guillotine. I would love to be in a gym somewhere in the world one day and overhear a conversation where someone casually says something like "personally I like the Icelandic variation of the guillotine better" LOL

This was the last instructional I planned to post before I leave on my BJJ globetrotter trip on Monday. I hope to do some more during the trip if I fall over some cool moves along the way :)


Anonymous said...


What was the website Kari referred to at the end of the tutorial?( He said there are a lot of videos like that)


Christian Graugart said...

Marcelo Garcias site mginaction.com :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks :)

Liam H Wandi said...

So you cover one ear with a forearm and the other ear with your ribs. The name is clear my friend!!!

It's a deaf-o-tine!

Not only is it a catchy name, it reminds you of the arm configuration :)

esraa adham said...

شركة نقل عفش بالدمام الشرق الاوسط متحصصه فى نقل عفش واثاث بالدمام ونقل العفش بالخبر كما انها توفر شركة نقل عفش بالجبيل والخبر وشركة نقل عفش بالقطيف والاحساء وجميع خدمات نقل العفش والاثاث بالمنطقة الشرقية بارخص اسعار نقل عفش بالدمام وتقدم ايضا شركة تخزين عفش بالدمام والخبر
نقل عفش بالدمام
شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام
شركة نقل اثاث بالخبر
شركة نقل اثاث بالجبيل

الركن المكلي said...

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دينا نقل عفش بالطائف
اسعارنقل العفش بالطائف
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ارخص شركة نقل عفش بالطائف
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تكلفة نقل العفش من الطائف الي الرياض
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دينا نقل عفش بالطائف
ارقام نقل العفش بالطايف
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شركه نقل عفش بطائف
شركة نقل عفش داخل الطايف
نقل عفش من الطايف الي جدة
نقل اثاث بالطائف
شركة نقل اثاث بطائف
نقل عفش بالطائف
نقل عفش الطايف
نقل العفش الطائف