Feb 16, 2009

Escape From Belly-Down Armbar

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http://one.revver.com/watch/382329

One of the hardest moves to defend against is the belly-down armbar, as it is a lot easier to finish the armbar from that position for the attacker.

Note: This defense works if you catch the leg before the extension. Otherwise, you'll find it darn near impossible to pin the leg down.

-You find yourself caught in a belly-down armbar.

-Before the opponent can finish the submission, grab the heel near your head, and push it down and in, then drop your chest on it, making it difficult to extend the legs for your opponent.

-Bridge up on the shoulder being attacked, and curl in a bit. Kick your legs out and throw your body over your opponent.

-Turn in to your opponent and drive into him for side control and to prevent him from regaining guard.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very useful even if it"s hard to get out of that move.

MMA Bart said...

Like other escapes, it's about timing. If you're a second too late, you're screwed.
I've noticed guys getting spiked while doing the arbar from guard - isn't there a sneaky way to roll out twords the hips to go to the belly down armbar?

Punch Kick Choke said...

Bridging out with some force and trying to roll diagonally towards your outer shoulder when finishing the armbar helps when timed to match with a bad stack attempt.

But yes, if you miss the opportunity, the escape has no chance of working.

Punch Kick Choke said...
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Punch Kick Choke said...

I meant to say either your outer or inner shoulder- ie, fedor/coleman.

Frugal Fran said...

Wow! Love the video. Very informative. Great blog. Like to see a whole series on arm bars. I'm really enjoying the articles. Thank you!

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MMA Zone said...

I agree with mma bart it is about timing you must know the movement of your oppenent and their tendencies to regrip. Keep up the great work on the posts!
Thanks,
Tony
martial arts

Japanese words said...

Great video. My brother has just gotten into mixed martial arts in the army. I will be sure to pass this on to him.

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Anonymous said...

punchkickchoke = Dead :(

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MMA Auckland said...

The best thing about the belly down armbar is the amount of arch that you can get in your back.
Most armbreaks in mma are from this position

MMA INSTRUCTOR said...

All escapes have some form of timing involved. I personally perfer to roll into the armbar and attempt to get an underhook on one of my oppenents legs and shuck myself out and into a scramble position. MMA INSTRUCTOR http://mmaandjiu-jitsu.blogspot.com/

markstraining.com said...

Timing is the key for escaping subs. It is very hard to escape a submssion by technique alone when the person performing has secured the correct body position for it. When in this situation only brute strength MAY get you free.

By starting an escape as the person performing the submission moving into position, is the only way to defend it, and in order to do this, lots of experience of knowing what your opponants intentions are is critical.

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BJJ Kimonos said...

When the armbar is on, then it's too late. Prevention is the key to escaping any submission