Armbar from Knees Plus Knee Lock from Armbar

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
By BJJ.Org Featured Contributor Michael Jen

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.

  1. Michael steps his right foot diagonally in front of his opponent's right knee.
  2. Michael sits down by turning his left foot inward while pulling his opponent's head down.
  3. Michael makes sure to sit his body perpendicular to his opponent. Michael’s right shin then slides up across his opponent's chest.
  4. After placing the left leg over his opponent’s face, Michael squeezes his knees together, pulls his heels into his butt and applies the armbar.
  5. If the opponent is able to pull his arm free as Michael attempts to apply the armbar...
  6. Michael drops his right knee between his opponent’s legs while holding onto the leg with his right arm.
  7. Michael then rotates his body to the right so that his stomach is facing his opponent’s knee.
  8. Keeping his knees squeezed tight, Michael hugs his opponent's leg flat against his body and arches - applying the knee lock.

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