MMA Technique of the Day #1: Armbar from Back Mount

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  1. Placebo

    Placebo New Member

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    I've noticed that a lot of people are getting into MMA and BJJ in particular. Through my training I've learned a lot of techniques that I would like to share with you guys. I'm going to try and post one every day, but it's likely that I will miss a few. Either way I hope some of you guys learn something and if you have any questions feel free to ask here or by private message.

    Arm Bar from Back Mount

    Here's the situation. You have a back mount on your opponent with hooks in place. He is defending against the rear naked choke and you can't break it easily. That is when you try to apply the arm bar to him.

    Step 1:

    Apply an under hook with your left arm under his left armpit and keep his shoulder in place.

    Step 2:

    Let go of the hook with your right foot and shift your hips a little clockwise in preparation for the arm bar.

    Step 3:

    Push his head down with your right arm and throw your leg over his head.

    Step 4:

    Fall back and apply arm bar.

    Notes on the arm bar:

    1. Make sure not to cross your legs over his arm. That is bad news.

    2. Close your knees together and lift your hips for added torque.

    3. Make sure his thumb is pointing up.


    If you guys have anything that you think I should change or add please let me know and I will edit my post.

    Update with pics below (it's not me BTW :p):

    This shows how to hook the legs and how to position the arms.

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    This shows how the move should look when it is finished.

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    Last edited: Oct 21, 2005
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    Thanks!

    I'm going to try this out on my brothers friends now.
     
  3. JordanClarkson

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    That's just like how I do it. I make sure to drill both sides too. :bigthumb:
     
  4. d0nk3ypunch

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    Good explaination. I used to attempt this a good bit, most people who train can defend the choke pretty well.

    The problem i found when going for the armbar was that if you couldn't get it, you lost a really good position.

    Lately what I've been doing is once I have the back, I go for the figure 4 body lock instead of hooks. Keep that nice and tight. Then place one forearm across their cheek. You your other hand to grasp the hand across their face, use your legs to twist their body one way, and use your arm to twist their head the other way. It makes for a really easy to get neck crank.
     
  5. Placebo

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    Thanks guys!

    Also, feel free to critique and/or add information if you would like.
     
  6. Placebo

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    I agree, but if you control their head and arm as well as keep your legs in place you shouldn't have a problem.

    Anyway I'm off to the gym I'll be back in about an hour and a half.
     
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    awesome walkthrough...makes a noob like me feel confident even :hsd:
     
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    great walkthrough but i know the first time i learned i would need visual aid cuz words dont explain for me, im hands on :)!!!!!!
     
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    nice, well described
     
  10. Placebo

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    I'm thinking about making a short video clip of me doing the moves to put in afterwords. Do you think that that would help?
     
  11. Placebo

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    If anyone has any suggestions on any techniques that they would like to see next feel free to pm me or post here.
     
  12. brolli

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    I think pics/videos is a great idea. I'll try to contribute to this as well.
     
  13. Maestro Nobones

    Maestro Nobones Great Job! - GLAD DADS CREW

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    yeah, any threads like this NEED pics for anyone who doesn't know the technique.
     
  14. Rommel

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    i prefer to roll them over and finish with the armbar from the top
     
  15. Maestro Nobones

    Maestro Nobones Great Job! - GLAD DADS CREW

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    yeah you really can't go wrong with the body triangle. it's a fucking bitch no matter what, and it takes their mind off defending your attacks.
     
  16. Placebo

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    I'm going to try and do the step by step with pics from now on. It will be a few days before I can get started with that however.
     
  17. Maestro Nobones

    Maestro Nobones Great Job! - GLAD DADS CREW

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    badass. I'm sure it will help out some folk out there who don't wanna man up and actually join a BJJ class :coolugh: :mamoru:
     
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    good thread, placebo :cool:
     
  19. Placebo

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    Thanks.
     
  20. d0nk3ypunch

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    I try and use it every time I get the back, every escape I've been taught to escape being back mounted is nullified.
     
  21. Maestro Nobones

    Maestro Nobones Great Job! - GLAD DADS CREW

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    I have long enough legs that I can get it from the front too, just to be a dick. I'm not much for stalling holding guard, but against someone frantic who it benefits me to let them gas a little, it's an excellent tool.
     
  22. d0nk3ypunch

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    Nice... I've tried to do that... didn't quite work.

    I hear you on the stalling part. I'm trying to force myself to always keep an open guard when I roll. I think that will help me stay a lot more active working for sweeps/subs
     
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    pics and vid would be awesome
     
  24. Maestro Nobones

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    werd I don't stall in closed guard. I usually work a fairly open guard anyway as I like to ride it high and always be looking for openings.
     
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    I try and do rubber guard any time Im on my back... I'm loving that shit.
     

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