One of jiu-jitsu’s most dangerous finishes, the guillotine can easily put an end to a match. Depending on the adjustments and pressure, it can be a tough one to be on the wrong side of. To Roger Gracie, the teacher of the day in this video produced by the Dojjo channel, two details matter when you’re trying to escape.
First, Roger stresses that the hand on your opponent’s wrist is essential to relieve the pressure so you can begin the escape transition. With his weight projected onto the shoulders, Roger bothers the aggressor and advances to the side, generating force to loosen things up and get away.
Watch Roger explain it in motion in this video: