You’ve probably seen the video in which a grappler, trying to do the Flying Armbar, falls down and seriously injures his neck… A horrific incident, one which everyone is extremely sad about and which is bound to leave everyone that watches it – even the most cold-blooded of jiujiteiros out there – with sweaty palms.
Therefore, it’s only natural to ask: are the flying submissions even worth trying? Are they ever worth it?
As a general rule, you should stay away from flying submissions in BJJ… But if you really want to do them, you need to find the safest route to get there.
Join “The Giant Slayer” As Estevan Martinez Shows You The Best Ways To Escape Common Bad Positions In Grappling And Get Back On Offense ASAP.
- Estevan Martinez is a black belt competing at the elite level who has made a reputation for himself as a smaller competitor able to beat much larger opponents using pace, technique, and strategy.
- Learn how to get out of common bad positions like bottom mount, back control, north south, and the side position.
- Begin using the powerful side guard position to prevent the pass and start setting up darces, single legs, triangles, and more.