Originally published in the December 2006 issue of Ultimate Grappling
The 10 finger guillotine is a curious technique. There has probably been more speculation about how to properly apply this guillotine than just about any other technique. It is the Loch Ness monster of grappling – everyone knows someone who has seen it, but nobody can even agree what it looks like.
You might have seen Chris Brennan fighting in Pride, KOTC, etc, attacking aggressively using the Kimura and armbar. He’s a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, a professional fighter and the head instructor at the Next Generation gym.
What you might NOT know is that he is a self-professed “10 finger guillotine freak”. (more…)
When fighting from my half guard I often recall something that Chris Brennan told me: “one of the secrets of the half guard is to bring your knees to your chest”. This advice, simple as it is, can add a whole other dimension to your half guard attacks. (more…)