A Variation Of The Spinning Armbar

I have never had much success with the traditional way the arm bar from the guard is taught. It seems that when I grab the arm, my opponent is instantly aware of the threat and protects himself.

In the following video, I show a way that has given me more success:

In studying the way the arm bar is actually successful in MMA, I observed that this variation accounts for most of the successful arm bar submissions from guard.

Watch Anthony Pettis win the UFC lightweight championship from Benson Henderson with this move.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rb9hMoMYekg

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