Secret Krav Maga technique to escape the standing guillotine choke

Monday, July 18, 2016

The guillotine choke has proven to be one of the most versatile and effective submissions in all of grappling arts, with a sloppy standing variation becoming typical go to move for unskilled street fighters.

But what would you do if you found yourself caught in standing guillotine in a street altercation where the option to tap out is non-existent and you’re fighting on a concrete surface.

In the following instructional Krav Maga Training (KMT) instructor Luca Goffi breaks down various techniques from the KMT X-Treme Defence Advanced Method Program that you can use if you find yourself trapped inside of a standing guillotine choke in a street altercation.




After demonstrating one variation of how an attacker can get the choke, Goffi goes through his preferred method of escaping the standing guillotine choke as well as methods that someone who is undersized and at a weight disadvantage can effectively use against a bigger, stronger opponent, as well as the use of striking techniques to help create distance so you can escape the situation safely.

Do you think you’ll be adding this technique to your arsenal, let us know in the comments below.



Krav Maga is a self-defense system developed for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) that consists of a wide combination of techniques sourced from aikido, judo, boxing and wrestling, along with realistic fight training. Krav Maga is known for its focus on real-world situations and its extremely efficient and brutal counter-attacks. It was derived from street-fighting skills developed by Hungarian-Israeli martial artist Imi Lichtenfeld, who made use of his training as a boxer and wrestler as a means of defending the Jewish quarter against fascist groups in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia in the mid-to-late 1930s. Krav Maga has a philosophy emphasising threat neutralisation, simultaneous defensive and offensive maneuvers, and aggression. [source: wiki]


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