Thread: A question on armbars...
8/03/2009 10:10pm, #11What a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable. -Xenophon's Socrates
8/03/2009 10:16pm, #12
I say, Sup wrist? And then I proceed to monkey grip it. I also prefer the first one, foot under the ribs. It helps me stretch the arm, which makes it more uncomfortable, and I can squeeze my knees tighter. The first one offers more control, though.
8/03/2009 10:21pm, #13
imho if they can't escape, can't twist their elbow or body and you've got leverage, you're doing it right (as far as the grip goes).
8/03/2009 10:23pm, #14
8/03/2009 10:27pm, #15
8/03/2009 10:35pm, #16
8/03/2009 10:42pm, #17
more often lately i've been controlling their leg and/or opposite arm to prevent their escape. so i could have one hand hugging their arm/grabbing the wrist, one arm hooking the knee/grabbing the gi pants and my feet tangled in their opposite arm.
see, that's the problem with the OP's question. he's asking if you should choose one or the other, but really the situation will dictate which one you use.
8/03/2009 10:57pm, #18
Please note I was kidding. Your note about controlling really hit home though. On whites and blues, I can armbar like a champ.
On my coach, I'm like, "Oh **** yeah, armba- wait, waht are you doing? what? WHAT THE **** DON'T DO THAT NOOOOOOOOO"
So i need to control more?
8/03/2009 11:11pm, #19
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We had a seminar with Carlos 'Portugues' Vieira a few weeks back, and he suggested using your leg-side arm to grab the hand as if you're shaking hands with the guy, and using the other hand to control his wrist.
That seemed to provide good control, however by the time you went to grab the hand you could have already tapped him out.
8/03/2009 11:17pm, #20
unless i'm going for a fast armbar, when i get a tap before they have a chance to mount a defence.