Armbar #2
(Mount, with Gi)

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

These techniques should only be practiced with the supervision of an experienced instructor.
Practicing the moves incorrectly could result in serious bodily injury or death.

I begin by controlling my opponent in the mounted position. I begin my attack by sticking my left hand in my opponent's gi to set up a choke. The choke serves mainly as a distraction, I really want his arm.
I then move my knees up high, near my opponent's head. I squeeze my knees in tight to stabilize my opponent and prevent any escape.
Next I lift my left leg placing my foot next to my opponent's head. At the same time I secure his arm with my right arm. It is important to create as little space as possible when doing all this.
I then pass my left leg over my opponent's head and begin to turn my body to the right. Once I have passed my leg over I take my right hand out of the collar and instead use it to secure the arm, my right hand is now based out near my opponent's left arm.
I then continue turning until I am perpendicular to my opponent's body. Once I am in position I reach my right arm under my opponent's left arm. I do this to prevent him from clasping his hands to avoid the arm bar.
Next I squeeze my knees together and fall back for the arm bar.
To complete the submission I simply press my knees together, lift my hips and pull down on the arm.

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