The Cross Collar Choke is probably one of the first submissions you’ve learned on your BJJ journey – perhaps even the first one. However, as you and your training partners gain some experience, setting up and then finishing the Cross Collar Choke often gets increasingly difficult. They start to defend by all means possible; one of them being by pushing against your armpits.
When that happens, you have an opportunity to go for an Armbar. The legendary Marcio Stambowsky demonstrates below.
Almost anytime your opponent stands up in your Closed Guard – while posting on your armpits – you have a chance for a quick Armbar.
Here’s how to set it up, as demonstrated by the legendary Marcio “Macarrao” Stambowsky:
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Legend And 8th-Degree Black Belt Marcio Stambowsky Details One Of His Deadliest Old School Guards, The Guillotine Guard.
- Start by understanding all the necessary grips and how they can be used to achieve the sweep and the submission.
- Master all your attacking options such as arm bar variations, the triangle choke, omoplata sweep, and so much more.