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The Flying Armbar: An “Easy” Way To Do It

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...

Stuck In Deep Half? Go For The Superman Armbar

The Deep Half Guard! It’s a very powerful position that will control guard passers immediately. The general principle of using Deep Half Guard is that your one arm is in, that your hips are in as...

The “Money Vela” – Old School Armlock Setup From Standing

One of the greatest thing about Jiu-Jitsu is its vast arsenal of submission holds. These can come from any position and in the most unexpected way. A very good postion to set up submissions is from...

Ruotolo Brothers Reveal A “Surprise Attack” From Bottom Half Guard

Many BJJ practitioners have made a career from forcing an under hook half guard and sweeping or taking the back. This is a common method of playing guard used by a lot of elite level grapplers such...

Armbar – Should You Cross Your Feet? John Danaher Answers

One of the most common and most controversial questions of BJJ history is whether crossing your feet when doing an armbar is right or wrong. The answer is not black or white. This question is a bit...

Gordon Ryan Demonstrates How To Escape Top Side Shoulder Sankaku Armbar

Yes, the Hitchhiker Escape is the name of your savior! The way to implementing it is by turning your thumb down and using explosiveness. What this means in practical terms is that, before your...

Opponent Stood Up In Your Guard? Surprise Them With This Armbar Setup

If you have your opponent in Closed Guard, then their best bet is to try and stand up as soon as possible – and go for the break along the way. But even as they do this, you can still go for an...

This Is The Stealthiest Armbar Setup Ever – Learn It Now

The Armbar from Closed Guard is probably one of the very first submissions you’ll learn in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. However, it’s also one of the first submissions that you (as well as your...

These Are The First 3 Submissions Every Grappler Has To Learn

Everyone has to start somewhere, right? Even the most successful of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes have had to learn their first techniques… But which ones? Here are the first 3 submissions every...

UFC Vegas 59: Fighter Claims She Didn’t Tap – Judges Rule A Submission Win

Mayra Bueno Silva faced Stephanie Eggers at UFC Vegas 59 – and submitted her in the very first round. However, controversy arose immediately… As Eggers claimed that she didn’t tap...

This Armbar From Top Turtle Setup Is Remarkably Effective

It can get extremely frustrating when your training partner turtles up… And then all he does is stay there; playing a really tight defense and not letting an ounce of air get in-between his...

BJJ White Belts: This’s How To Make Your Armbar More Efficient From Top Positions

Don’t tell us, we know it happened to you like a million times… You’ve finally gained top position – either a Mount or Side Mount and you’ve isolated the training...

BJJ Red Belt Carlos Machado’s Invisible Armbar

The road to submission in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is seldom an easy one. What’s more, it could be argued that it’s an even more difficult one in No Gi; you and your opponent are slippery,...

Craig Jones Explains How To Roll In A Safe, Constructive Manner

It’s one thing to be injured in training and then to have to stay off the mats for a while… But it’s a whole other thing to be injured because of something that could’ve been...

This is How to Get The Armbar from Closed Guard by Breaking Posture – Every Time

Do you struggle playing the Closed Guard game? As in, no matter what you try, you just can’t get the Armbar from there? One of the primary culprits behind this problem is that you’re not...

BJJ Black Belt Shares Armbar Advice He Wishes He Received Earlier

Doesn’t it get frustrating when you’re so near that submission finish, and the opponent escapes it? As in – all you had to do is finish the choke or extend the arm or the leg, but...

Marcio Stambowsky Shows an Armbar Setup from Failed Cross Collar Choke

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...

This Omoplata to Armbar Transition Works Like a Charm

What’s the best way to ensure submission success in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? No, it’s not practicing one technique to the point of perfection… And no, it isn’t learning how to do...

This Armbar Escape Works Great When Opponent Crosses Both Feet Over Your Head

So you’re struggling with Armbar escapes? Not to worry; once you get caught in an Armbar, getting out can be extremely difficult. Especially when your opponent/training partner knows what...

This Cheeky Armbar From Top Closed Guard Works Surprisingly Well

Armbar from Closed Guard is often times the first submission you’ll ever learn. As you drill it from one side to another, you’ll also get to understand the importance of using your hips...

ONE Winter Warriors: Stamp Fairtex Wins via Armbar

You know what they say: if you don’t succeed at once, try it again. Which is exactly what Stamp Fairtex did in her recent win at ONE Winter Warriors, against Ritu Phogat. Before this important...

Try This Slick Armbar from Side Control Setup by Nicholas Meregali

Usually, when learning how to set up an Armbar from Side Control, you’re taught to pull your opponent towards you (by grabbing behind their shoulder); so as to expose them not just for Armbar,...

Marcelo Garcia Teaches Armbar Setup vs. Kneeling Opponent

You might be in favor of starting on your feet (if so, kudos to you). Or you might feel more comfortable pulling guard and forcing your opponent to pass it – why not. But whatever your...

Got Swept From Mount? Go For This Armbar Setup

One of the biggest mistakes that lower belts make in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is giving up. And no, we’re not talking about the blue belt who quit the moment he got promoted; but the situations in...