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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...

Watch: Kayla Harrison Wins PFL Championship & $1 Million with a Superb Armbar

Kayla Harrison, a 2-time Judo Olympic gold medalist from the USA, just won her second PFL championship via Armbar… And with it, she earned a $1million prize! Harrison dominated much of the...

You’ve Got to Learn How to Chain Arm Attacks One After Another

As a white belt and a young blue belt, it’s often “enough” to know just a handful of submissions from all over the place, and just rely on those once you get into a given position....

German Mixed Martial Arts Federation: Athlete Wins by Weird Upside-Down Armbar

The world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and mixed martial arts can be a weird one. Most of the matches will go down in a regular fashion, finishing by points, a decision, or submission. However, sometimes...

Ronda Rousey Demonstrates a Secret Armbar Trick on Rener Gracie

Ronda Rousey – former UFC’s bantamweight champion – recently welcomed her first child into the world. Alongside her husband Travis Browne, who’s a former UFC heavyweight...

Make Them Rethink Their Lives With This Helicopter Armbar Setup

You’re on the bottom, but your Open Guard isn’t so good… Which shows, as you’re flat on your back and the opponent is gripping your pants! Their intent is obvious: they want...

Last Ditch Armbar Escape for When Opponent Is Close To Tapping You Out

The best escape is to never get caught by the submission in the first place… But everyone who trains BJJ knows that’s far from what happens on a day-to-day basis. You get caught –...

Watch: UFC 265 Jessica Penne vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz Ends With A Nasty Armbar

Image Credit: UFC The UFC 265, which took place on August 7, was nothing short of exciting! Among other matches, it featured the one between Jessica Penne and Karolina Kowalkiewicz – which...

Get More TAPS With This Armbar & Leglock HACK!

These days, it seems as if everyone is on the lookout for a hack to get better in Jiu-Jitsu. They want that “fast route” to improvement and to getting more finishes… Without putting...