For better or for worse, UFC results lead the trends in martial arts. As a result, last night was a very exciting time to be a Jiu-jitsu instructor. Submissions have been enjoying a resurgence as of late – Nogueira vs Werdum, Sonnen vs Rua, Johnson vs Moraga all main events ending in submission. Often times these fights end spectacularly, but from advanced positions. Last night we saw a world champion fall victim to a fundamental technique, the basic armbar from guard. Hopefully, this development will lead to packed basic classes for jiu-jitsu schools across the nation.
In light of Anthony Pettis’ incredible armbar here are a few videos that outline different entries for the armlock