Tag Archive: arm bar


So this is just a quick post to let anyone left still reading this blog that I’m back…

A lot has gone on since my last post on here and now that I’m free of constraints I can start adding new content, and in the spirit of this revelation heres a little video to get things started.

Sorry for the layoff guys, I’ll try not to let it happen again…

 

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Parallettes Fun for BJJ….

I definitely have to get me a set of parallettes and this video shows why. Like Ive said a million times before, Im always on the look out for better kdrills and workouts to help my sorry old ass stay competitive in BJJ and this routine is another great routine to add to any BJJ guys aresenal.

I Love how he incorporates passing drills into the routine using the parallette bars…

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Cobrinha Warm Ups..

I am always on the lookout for better ways to drill and warmup.  Well in this video from Cobrinhabjj.com I think I hit the jack pot. Here are some unique drills that are a definite must-add to your jiu jitsu workouts.  I especially like how Cobrinha adds some capoeira into the routine plus the heavy drilling for the inverted guard…

 

Great match here between two guys who have similar styles and are both great finishers…

 

Keeping the moment going with chaining moves comes Emily Kwok with some great combos from cross-sides position.

Her knee catch from the fore arm attack is a fantastic variation that I’m definitely adding into my arsenal.  So many times I’ve lost the arm bar because of this type of escape attempt……

 

One of the best pieces of advice I’ve ever been given in Bjj is what some call the ‘Theory of 3’s.”  Its a very simple concept that states that your rate of success in either attacks or defense go up when you chain a series of three moves together with one move leading your opponents reaction to set up the next.

The ultimate goal is to try to guide your opponent to the third move, be it a submission, reversal or escape, with very little effort on your part.  The lack of work from you comes from being so mentally far ahead of your opponent that moving into the third technique becomes more of a spring loaded trap than an act of muscling technique.

People want to go onto to argue that you should try to be ten moves ahead but I believe this is over kill.  Most of the top black belts in the world really ever use two or three moves from various positions that they have drilled so much that its almost impossible to stop them.   Trying to chain three moves together is a hell of a lot simpler and easier on the mind then to come up with a ten move combo. Plus the nature of a grappling match is too unpredictable to count on ten moves going exactly how you planned them.

This video shows one of the most used and successful three move attacks from the guard.  This is the one I still drill all the time and the first one I’ll teach to beginners to get them accustomed to chaining their moves together.  One rule I like to keep in mind when coming up with a chain of moves is the ease in which they flow together.  This submission combo is a great example of ease of flow between moves….

 

This is the basic arm bar/triangle combo from the guard.  What makes this a little different than the basic set up is his use of the far  arm to make the angle to tighten the choke.   A lot of times I’ll lose the triangle because I’m too busy trying to force my legs into the position. Using the farm arm adds a lot of control and gives you a little more time to set up the triangle………

 

 

Here is Renato Tavares showing a nice arm bar attack from butterfly guard when your not in good position to sweep your opponent…..

 

 

Two nice options off the Kimura from Lucio Linhares….

 

Keeping in line with the arm bar theme this week is the basic arm bar from the guard.  Im all about the basics and theres very few that are better at breaking down techniques than Pedro Sauer….

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