Jiu Jitsu’s Most Basic Submission

The arm-lock from closed guard was one of the first moves I ever learned. Just when I think I have it mastered, somebody comes along and teaches me a couple of little details that refine and improve it. Once you have mastered ‘first-phase’ attacks in bjj (such as the armbar on its own), you can start adding in second and third phase attacks for use when sophisticated opponents counter you.

Dealing With Your Opponent’s Defence

This video shows a three-phase sequence. It takes you from the initial attack into a response to a common counter, and finally shows a powerful method for finishing the submission when the opponent defends in the tricky ‘spider-web’ position.

Drillers are Killers

Although this is a complex sequence, it is composed of techniques that are high percentage and for which opportunities will often be presented. It might take a while to drill it until you can both remember it and pull it off against a resisting opponent, but the rewards will be well worth it.

 


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Armbar Sequence from Closed Guard
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Armbar Sequence from Closed Guard
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This video shows a three-phase sequence. It takes you from the initial attack into a response to a common counter, and finally shows a powerful method for finishing the submission when the opponent defends in the tricky 'spider-web' position.