Usually, many techniques that we use in gi training are very hard to adapt to no-gi training and vice versa. This is mainly because of how slippery we can become from sweat during no-gi in rashguards - we don't have the gi material to help slow down the opponent with friction. Another issue in the transition between these two forms of jiu-jitsu is also the fact that for techniques like the guillotine and the brabo choke, it's harder to feel where the placement of your arm must be. In no-gi, the neck is usually bare so it's easier to know when you've cinched in the choke - but with gi it can be harder to feel everything out.
Marcelino is a former Brazilian national champ from Rio de Janeiro who now teaches in Australia. Below he shows one variation for the brabo choke and the other for the guillotine. He also combines the two from one position so you an have both a plan A and plan B.
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