How many times have you attacked with a straight armbar from mount only to have your opponent counter it?
Probably more times than you’d like to admit.
If your opponent can secure a strong defensive grip, it can be very difficult to break her defense and finish the submission.
But there’s good news! You can overcome your opponent’s defenses with these simple tips from some of the best minds in jiu-jitsu!
10 Ways to Finish the Armbar
Stephan Kesting of Grapplearts gives you 10 ways to finish the armbar. See which ones work for you!
Gracie Insider – Armlock Finishes
Rener and Ryron Gracie are master instructors and show some techniques to overcome your opponent’s stubborn defense. The switch to the opposite side is a great technique when you drill it to the point where you can do it smoothly. This little trick is so good, I almost want to keep it for myself!
Draculino: 2nd Arm Bar from Mount Position
Gracie Barra’s Draculino shows how to prevent your opponent from countering your armbar in the first place. This is the opposite of what most people are taught, but has proven to be an effective move in my arsenal.
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