How many times have you set up an armbar from closed guard, only to have your opponent lock their arms and stack you, eventually freeing their arm?
If this scenario seems familiar then you should listen up to what Joh Danaher advises as being the perfect armbar set up.
Danaher start by getting a deep grip in the opponent’s collar and a very important detail is how he blocks the opponent’s head so that they can’t turn.
The next point is to grab the sleeve and pull their wrist past your belly button.
Your legs now come into play and you will to shivel them all the way up so as to clamp your opponent’s shoulders.
Now comes the game changing part… You have to cover their wrist so that it makes it very difficult for them to defend by figure four-ing their arms…
This very small detail will shoot up your armbar success rate.
John Danaher explains this in his new instructional by BJJ Fanatics: Closed Guard, Go Further, Faster:
Learn the fundamentals and concepts behind one of grappling’s most important positions, as Professor John Danaher helps you go further, faster from the closed guard.
- John Danaher is widely regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts in grappling, and his goal in our Go Further, Faster is to explain the underlying fundamentals and concepts that govern Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
- Professor Danaher explains not just how to attack from closed guard, but also why each attack is working on a mechanical and strategic level.
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