The armlock from the closed guard is one of the most basic position in all of jiu-jitsu but is at the same of the most complex techniques. There are up to 6 steps comprise the technique and if you forget one detail then the opponent will be able to escape.
Let’s say you’ve a great job of securing the armlock but now, your opponent is defending by stacking you. The stack makes it very difficult to finish the armlock in that situation. Since you can’t force your way through the stack, you might as well go around it!
Closed guard expert Rolles Gracie shows how to surprise your enemy by rolling inside and finishing with an even better armlock.