Travis Tooke Guillotine Seminar: Recap,Pics and Technique Video

Written By: Barry Laminack

Last Saturday July 30, 2011 at Team Tooke, Travis Tooke tought a 3 hour no-gi guillotine seminar. The seminar was well run and moved along nicely, but allowed for plenty of time for participants to actually work the techniques being shown. Turn out was good and included a stable of Tooke coaches who were ready and more than willing to assist attendees should they need extra help or information about the technique(s) being taught.

In typical Tooke fashion, emphasis was made on drilling the techniques and getting the details down so that mastery of the technique being taught could be achieved.


  • The Garcia Choke
  • The Chopper/Mackenzie Choke
  • The Reverse/Inside Guillotine
  • Arm In Guillotine
  • Losing the back mount guillotine
  • Rolling down the Hill Guillotine
  • North South/Side Mount guillotine Bait combo
  • Guillotine from the mount
  • Half guard bait to reverse guillotine

This was the first seminar that I’ve covered and participated in and I will say that is was time well spent. If you’ve ever found yourself burning your arms out because you couldn’t finish a guillotine this seminar was for you. It also opened my eyes to the fact that the guillotine is almost always there, you just have to look for it or set it up.

Below are some pictures from the seminar as well as a video of one of the techniques Travis taught.



Technique Video