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FLAWLESS ARMBAR Submission from the Imanari Roll | Hideo Tokoro

The infamous “Imanari Roll” is a rolling attack that starts from standing and transitions into a leglock. It can also be used as a takedown if you do not attack the leg lock and instead come on...

The Best Armbar Escape For BJJ Beginners – The Hitchhiker Escape!

As a beginner in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, you probably want to learn submissions and nothing else, right? Of course you do, because that’s what makes BJJ so exciting! Choking someone out with a...

Andre Galvao Teaches The SUPER ARMBAR From Closed Guard

The Armbar from Closed Guard is one of the first submissions a new BJJ white belt learns. But, it’s also one of those submissions that – after a while – aren’t regarded with the same...

Making The Arm Drag Your Number One Move in BJJ

Arm drags serve a purpose beyond pulling an opponent’s arm. Where the arm goes, the body should follow. As seen in amateur wrestling, dragging the arm with deliberate intent at the desired...

Use Your Opponent’s Escape Attempt For The Most Effective S Mount Armbar!

There’s a LOT of techniques you can learn in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu! In fact, there’s so many, that you’ll likely never be able to learn the most of them… But here’s the...

Setting Up The Invisible Armbar With Carlos Machado

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,...

This Is How You Can Set Up An Armbar From The Back

If you still aren’t really clear what sort of a gameplan you should develop and practice, then by all means let it be the one through which you’ll aim for taking the opponent’s...

Flying Submissions… Just Don’t Do Them

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...

Finally Make The Mir Lock Work For You

*Dramatic music plays in the bacground*: the Mir Lock! A powerful, shoulder-lock based submission that gets heads (and rotator cuffs) turning whenever it is applied properly. However, it is not seen...

These Micro Adjustments Make It Almost Impossible To Get Armbarred in Closed Guard

An armbar from closed guard is one of those submissions that is taught in the very first couple of BJJ classes and that is carried across all levels of your Jiu Jitsu development, all the way from...