Double Attack - Armlock/Triangle

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
By ClŠudio Moreno and Andres Lenta

Video: AVI [839K] of the technique.

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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You put your opponent on your guard.
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The first thing to do is to release the grip that is at the front (the grip that is probably holding next to the collar. To release the grip you put one hand below your opponent's hand and other above and after doing that you push the opp-hand ( opponents hand ) up and the grip will probably be released. You only can proceed if the grip is released or the position will not work as it should.
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The hand that is holding below your opp-hand will get a grip below your opp elbow, with the thumb up grip. This is done to dominate his arm ( the same arm that you have just blown the grip )..
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With your other hand, go under that hand ( that is holding the opp elbow ) and hold your opp elbow on the other arm. Note that the grip done now is with your thumb turned down. At this point you will have both elbows dominated and with your right hand holding his right arm and your left hand holding his left arm ( called double crossed grips ).
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Now, open your guard and try to climb the guard next to his shoulders. ( To climb the guard means move your legs up next to the opp shoulders )
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Just a detailed picture to show some special grips. Take a look at the grips used here.
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After climbing the guard you will see that one of the opp arms will be a little advanced ( in the pictures is the right arm ). This is the perfect time to close the triangle. Probably your opp will have the other hand inside the triangle, but you can try to choke him anyway because the pressure is very strong.
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Here you can move your hips to get a high pressure triangle if you want.
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The closed and high pressure triangle
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The Opponent starts to defend himself from the triangle by standing up and holding your leg.
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Probably you would be able to submit your opp, but if he can resist the triangle, now comes the other attack. You will put your left hand that was holding your opp left arm ( see picture ) under his arm ( the arm that is trying to defend the triangle ). After doing this, now you will turn your hips out and with that movement you will be able to do a grip on his pants with your right hand ( see picture ) on the same side of the arm that is inside the triangle.
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After doing the grips you can open the guard and swing your hips. The opp will be sweeped. Try to make a movement similar to a pendulum.
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After the sweep, Cross your right leg with your left leg and you will see that the armlock position is almost done. Release his grip and go to the armlock. Submit him.
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The final position should be like this.

This information was originally published on, a web site created by James "Calango" Love, Cláudio Moreno, and Felipe Moreno. Page downloaded on Sat Jun 29 22:21:13 PDT 2002.
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