The Helicopter Armbar: It’s Simple To Set Up

The Helicopter Armbar: It’s Simple To Set Up

Are you in a mood for some flashy techniques? For techniques that look cool, but that are also quite easy to set up?
Then you should learn how to set up the Helicopter Armbar! Here’s how.


Techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu can get… Really complicated. There are seemingly endless ways to set up a simple submission, and there are tens – maybe even hundreds – of ways to change and tweak the technique itself.
So, it’s no wonder that some Jiu-Jitsu athletes (beginners, for the most part) get scared because of how complicated these techniques look like to them.

But do you want to hear the truth? Most of the techniques aren’t too complicated. They may just take more reps to learn than others do. And if you can put in the reps – if you can learn the details and the proper timing – then you can utilize these moves well to your advantage.

Yes, you’ve read that right. The Helicopter Armbar truly is easy to set up…
If you do everything right before you go for it.

Drew Weatherhead demonstrates:

Master the armbar with world-renowned instructor and one of Renzo Gracie’s first American students, Karel “The Silver Fox” Pravec.

  • Learn how to use the armbar offensively as well as defensively with a variety of different applications that anyone can understand.
  • Pravec has been studying BJJ for nearly 3 decades and is a respected voice among elite fighters and coaches.