Closed Guard Submission- Basic Armbar

This video is a closer look at the Basic Armbar from Closed Guard. Although the title has the word “basic” in it you will see that there are a lot of steps involved. Being honest there are a lot of other armbar variations that are easier than this armbar but teaching this at an early stage focuses on a lot of fundamental BJJ movements like staying tight, elevation of the hips, rotation of the body, domination of the arm, squeezing the knees and not crossing your feet.

I find that although there are a lot of steps it’s not so far advanced that first day students cant get it. It does require practice and drilling (just like every other move) but as I said before it is taught early in the curriculum so that we can get some transfer learning out of those strong fundamentals.

Thanks for watching!

Jeremy Arel

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1 Response

  1. Andrew says:

    Good breakdown. I wonder if the foot on the hip is an unnecessary step? I learned to swing the leg up from open guard to over head. Thought a thought. Thanks.

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