Basic Jiu Jitsu Curriculum – Lesson 25c – Mechanics Of The Guillotine

The “V” Or “High Wrist” Principle: Try to avoid “L” shaped guillotines. Turn the “L” into a “V”. Getting the “V” or high wrist above the opponent’s clavicle accomplishes two very important things. First it achieves “Double Closure” (it seals off both of his carotid arteries). Secondly, it reduces his ability to counter (the high wrist position is such an efficient strangle it reduces his ability to counter.).

Grips & Squeezing MethodGrip: Pull the blade of the hand up. To squeeze, remember this tip:

“To take out the slack, cover the heart and pull the elbow back”.