Armbar
(Side control, with gi)

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Courtesy bjjfighter.com

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 side control.
He has made the mistake of sticking his left arm out, I secure this arm with my right arm.
Next I slide my right knee onto my opponent's stomach. It is important to keep your body very low to avoid unnecessary space.
I then press my opponent's face with my left hand and pass my left leg over his head.
Next my left hand grabs my opponent's pants at the hip. This action will not only help facilitate the movement it will also prevent my opponent from escaping the arm bar.
I continue turning around my opponent's body until I am perpendicular with my opponent's body.
I then fall back with the arm. Note that I do not let go of the pants.
To complete the submission I squeeze my knees together, lift my hips, and pull down on the arm.

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