May 10, 2008

The Bicep Cutter (Bicep Slicer) from Armbar

This is one of those techniques I'd avoid unless you're up against one of those freaks of nature whose grip strength seems to be impervious to any kind of leverage you apply on his arms. Not only because it's usually unnecessary, but because it can do tons of damage to a person's bicep or elbow joint with this thing.

But every once in a while, you're either going to be really tired or up against a genetic freak of nature, so this is useful to have in your repertoire of submissions.

Here goes:

You attempt the armbar from mount, and the guy defends with the vanilla response to it, by grabbing his hands together, palm to palm, and doesn't let go.

Lets say that you're unfamiliar with the general ways to apply more leverage to the arm (grabbing higher up on the forearm, spreading your chest to apply more force than a normal grip can take).

You take a forearm and slide it in between the opponent's forearm and bicep, make sure the forearm is vertical to make sure as much force is applied with the least amount of surface area applying it, aka, the bony part is going to slice apart the bicep.

Figure 4 your arms together, and keep the opponent's elbow stuck to your chest, otherwise, you have no leverage.

Apply the bicep cutter (slicer), and prepare for a quick tap.

Otherwise, he's going to let go, and if so, go for the armbar, which was your initial goal to begin with.

*Triangle Variation*

The opponent is hopped up on PCP, or your forearms are tiny, and so, he doesn't tap.

With the cutter still applied, you bring the leg on the side away from the head over the forearm of the arm you're attacking, and either grab it to apply more pressure, or triangle your legs, and slide the other foot behind his head to get an insane amount of pain going.

1 comment:

guy who got caught by this by the author said...

he's not kidding about the serious hurt thing- I was put out of commission for like a week.