I just got back from the Caio Terra No Gi Seminar in Titusville. The very first technique was a variation I hadn’t seen before. It was a great experience from the very beginning. Caio Terra is a 10 time World Jiu Jitsu Champion that fights at rooster weight and walks around at about 130 lbs. Being smaller, he is a huge advocate of proper technique over strength or speed.
Caio says that the guys and girls that have the easiest time doing and learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques are the ones that he also sees performing the Jiu Jitsu specific warmups before classes.
Caio focused on the Guillotine Choke specifically and how to grip in a way that it is “unbreakable”. Using this “unbreakable” grip, the guillotine can be used to not only submit an opponent, but also to recover guard or get on top when needed. We also reviewed how Caio transitions into another Guillotine, Brabo Choke, or D’arce Choke once on top position. We also reviewed common defenses and counters. At the end we had some Q&A in which Caio Terra reviewed the Single Leg X, and also his variation on a footlock from De La Riva Guard. We will be reviewing Caio Terra’s Guillotine Series of techniques at Grappling Mastery this week.