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Class 19 - Hook Sweep - Guard [GU-28]; Guillotine Defense [GU-32]

Hook Sweep - Guard - If your opponent leans all their weight forward from Stage 4 drop them to Stage 1. If they stand in Stage 4 without leaning any weight, kick them to Stage 5. If they are leaning forward from Stage 4 but have one leg forward for base you may have difficulty dropping them back into Stage 1, and this is precisely when you would use the Hook Sweep to reverse the position.

Guillotine Defense - When you establish the clinch, your opponent will get desperate and attempt to grab anything that will make them feel more secure. The Guillotine choke is one of the most common techniques used by unskilled individuals because it is simple and it gives them a feeling of control during the chaos. Although proper clinch positioning should prevent the Guillotine Choke, your opponent may surprise you if your head is too low. In this lesson, you learn need a reliable escape technique.


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