Knee mount - armbar

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
By BJJ.Org Featured Contributor Cesar Gracie

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.

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1. Controlling your opponents head and arm, attempt to mount using your knee. (Note the trapping of opponents outside arm with your other leg. This is crucial.)
2. Your opponent uses his left arm to defend the mount.
3. Pull out your right arm and hold your opponent's wrist firmly to his hip.
4. Throw your right leg over his arm.
5. Move your right leg close to his head. Grab your ankle with your left hand for added tightness.
6. Lean forward placing your right hand on the ground close to his hip. Secure his right arm by wrapping it with your left. Keep using your left elbow to lock his right arm to your side.
7. Your hip will then rotate towards your right. (Move will not work without proper hip rotation.) Throw your left leg over his head and push your hip forward to finish the hold.

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