View Poll Results: Which angle is best for an Armbar?
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A - straight
B - 45 degrees towards head
C - 45 degrees towards legs
Thread: Armbar Angle Poll
5/24/2006 9:40am, #1
5/24/2006 9:45am, #2
A. with B you can't keep them down as easy. and the rolling escape is easier. might even be better to go with a C variation and go 45 deg towards the legs. then you can grab their pantsleg so they don't roll out.
5/24/2006 9:53am, #3
Generic "There is no best way" answer.
That said, of the two you posted, I prefer Exhibit A. But more often than that, I'll angle towards the legs, and even hold their knee -- the option C that I added.
Exhibit B makes the hitch hiker escape easier, but you can counter that by controlling the wrist and turning the thumb back towards their hips. If you're aware of the risk of the hitch hiker escape, there are some grip breaks (as in breaking their armbar defenses) that involve taking the arm up towards their heads.
So it depends.
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5/24/2006 10:43am, #4
I guess it does depend, but I prefer angling towards the legs. Sure, it rarely ends up like that, but it's what I prefer.
However, I find it easier to break someone's grip if I first angle upwards, and then angle down for the finish.
5/24/2006 10:45am, #5
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Generally I try to work it out to be A. But I take what I can get.
5/24/2006 11:01am, #6
I usually wind up at A, but often pass through the hallowed gates of B to get there.
5/24/2006 11:12am, #7Originally Posted by Aesopian
Lately though I've been using C because of the leg attack options that are available as a backup from C.Shut the hell up and train.
5/24/2006 12:49pm, #8
Same here, typically B with tight knees and hips thrusting toward the waist.
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5/24/2006 1:03pm, #9
"no right answer" but I voted C as I prefer it but probably end up more between a and c.
Don't like B for the reasons already posted.
5/24/2006 1:18pm, #10Originally Posted by Aesopian
So, like everyone else says, it depends."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal