Better Arm-bar defense options
I'm just curious about gaining a different perspective on defeating the straight arm-bar. The technique I currently use works decently, but feels like it can only work at the last second before the submission is set.
Currently, the way I get out is turning my thumb down towards the mat, rolling over that shoulder, and then immediately going to side control.
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I love using that one, but seasoned rollers will know to keep your thumb held. Since you're asking for a basic straight armbar, they'll have one leg over your face. Toss that leg behind your head and sit up or into them quick to get inside a guard. Better than being in an armbar position.
Do you mean juji-gatame? From which position? And are you referring to the hitch-hiker escape?
That's what we call a hitchhiker.
For no-gi, just keep your hands clasped.
That's part of why we're taught to scoop the far arm and cross the feet behind it. (I can hear the BJJ boos from here ...)
Originally Posted by judoka_uk
Honestly the best armbar defense is awareness and getting your elbow to the mat. As soon as they get close to the armbar I just shrug my shoulder and drive my elbow to the mat. Unless they have total control over me (in which case I'm screwed anyway) that works 90% of the time.
ours is similar but without the leg and we do a figure four to defend the arm bar. We do wind up in full guard though
Originally Posted by Killbot
That's good advice. And, of course, best defense is no be there. You screwed up a while ago if you're flattened out in that position.
Originally Posted by WhiteShark
Last edited by Res Judicata; 9/15/2011 2:16pm at .
Yeh, this is as close to what I learned as I could find. We generally end up in a scramble, or if you do it right, you can come out into side control if you swicth your legs out towards the end.
Originally Posted by gregaquaman
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