Thread: Armbar details question
12/13/2004 7:53am, #1
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Armbar details question
As far as I am aware the "correct" way to hold your opponents wrist when doing an armbar is with their thumb pointing up at right angles to your chest. Why is it done like this? I would have thought palm up would be more effective.
12/13/2004 8:34am, #2
12/13/2004 8:45am, #3
I've heard it's possible to break the arm two ways consecutively; thumb up and thumb to the side, with the action of the break being in the same direction both times (arm is rotated for the different breaks). Is this true?
12/13/2004 8:53am, #4
12/13/2004 10:04am, #5
I think I know what you're talking about with that one. You mean taking a figure-four grip like the achilles lock but on a straight arm? I sometimes get that grip while on the mount but I can never seem to position myself for the full submission.
12/13/2004 10:54am, #6
12/13/2004 12:31pm, #7
Interesting factoid, a correct armbar done with your hips under the elbow is not breaking your arm, it's dislocating your elbow.
12/13/2004 12:40pm, #8
With that semantic correction in mind I'm now really confused on how a joint can be dislocated "twice" and not just twirled around once it's out.
Edit: Santa has given me an early Christmas gift of clarification.
Last edited by Dreadnought; 12/13/2004 12:46pm at .
12/13/2004 1:27pm, #9
I always forget to pinch the shoulder hard between my knees, and trap the head with my foot"Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration." -A. Lincoln
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12/13/2004 1:45pm, #10
Squeeze the knees so as not to test your cup."Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities." – Voltaire.