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Friday, September 30, 2011

AN ARMBAR ESCAPE: IF DO RIGHT, CAN DEFEND (AGAINST ARMBARS, THAT IS).

Armbars are nasty, we all know that. And, they're everywhere.  You can conceivably hit some variation of armbar from about every position possible in grappling. The top, bottom, halfguard, inverted - they're as abundant as bedazzled Affliction shirts at any MMA event ... or açaí bowls at a grappling tournament.  We could go on (but we won't).

Throughout my grappling voyage, I've been a victim of hundreds of armbars, and the feeling of being pushed, pulled or popped is something you may never get used to.  You just learn to concede and/or persevere. Thankfully, since my early years in BJJ, I've learned just about all the different armbar variations out there and now readily attack elbows with a voracious hunger that may even surpass that of Kirstie Alley.  And, if you're helpless and feeble like I once was, you probably need some tips on how to escape the dreaded armbar.

Take a look at this video with Seth Shamp, from Triangle Jiu Jitsu, Durham, NC.  He shows us possibly the most detailed escape video we've ever seen.




4 comments:

  1. Ok, so did anyone notice the Martin Luther King,Jr-speech-like-accent?

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  2. It doesn't require extension of the other arm in order to extend other. You only need to lose your grip from the other arm, and it will slip through. Idiot.

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  3. i know those guys in real life. they're awesome. cageside mma gear kicks ass too!

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