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Armbar Sequence from Closed Guard

This video tutorial shows some high-percentage second-phase attacks to use when your opponent counters your armbar attempt.
Armbar Sequence from Closed Guard

by JJB Admin

8 years ago

This video technique post is by 3rd-degree Roger Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt Nicolas Gregoriades.

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, 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.  

If you enjoyed this video, then you may also enjoy our popular online video course 'BJJ Building Blocks' by 3rd-degree Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Roger Gracie, Nicolas Gregoriades.


  • Great stuff come back soon my friend

    Galan on

  • Nick great seeing you put this out at our old school. Great technique and can’t wait till next time you are i maine

    Galan Rackliffe on

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