Arm Bar Escape Variation

Learning to defend against and escape vulnerable positions not only gives a BJJ practitioner great confidence, but is a critical component of BJJ as a self-defense system. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates a method for escaping an arm bar submission.

Arm Bar From Side Control Variation

From the top position in side control, there are many submission holds you can use to finish an opponent. As you gain experience, you will begin to recognize more submission opportunities as they arise based on the movements of your opponent. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates…

Armbar From Side Control

From the top position in side control, you have many clear advantages over your opponent. One such advantage is the ability to continually pressurize your opponent with a variety positional advances and submission techniques, in order to constantly keep your opponent on the defensive. In this video, BJJ World Champion…

Attack From The Mount: Armbar

As you and your partner improve in BJJ, it will become increasingly necessary to attack with submissions in a combination sequence in order to submit your opponent. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa teaches a transition from the americana arm lock to the arm bar.

Attack From The Mount: Armbar Variation

When attacking the neck with the collar choke from the full mount position, the person on bottom is forced to either defend the choke or be submitted. The effect caused by the choke can create the opportunity for an arm bar attack. In this lesson, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa…

Arm Bar From Knee On Belly Position

The arm bar can be applied from multiple positions. In this video, BJJ World Champion Leandro Issa demonstrates an arm bar submission from the knee on belly position.

Arm Inside Armbar

The “arm bar” is a straight arm lock that can be applied from multiple positions, and combines easily with many other techniques. In this lesson, BJJ No Gi World Champion Bruno Pucci demonstrates how to apply the arm bar from the guard position when your opponent blocks your attempt at…

Helicopter Armbar

Commonly when an attacker stands up inside your guard, they will lean down and forward. Tomoenage is a sweep we have covered in earlier lessons, and and this lesson, BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira teaches how to use the tomoenage to sweep to set up an attack with a helicopter…

Headlock Escape To Armbar

In this head lock escape lesson, an attacker pins you to the ground and holds you in a headlock. BJJ World Champion Zorobabel Moreira teaches how to escape this dangerous position, break the head lock and finish the fight with an arm bar.

Pressing Arm Lock From Side Control

Another method for attacking the elbow joint is to immobilize the wrist and press down on the elbow with both hands. This straight arm lock can be applied from various positions, and it works best when the opponent’s arm is in a vulnerable position across your shoulder. In this lesson,…