Shoulder Wrench to Armlock Combination

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 pins his opponent's left arm to the ground and attempts to secure the upward shoulder wrench. The opponent counters his attempt by grabbing his left wrist and pulling inward.
  2. Michael shifts into the side mount position and secures his opponent's right arm by grabbing his trap. NOTE: Make sure the rear knee is high next to the head and body weight is maintained over the opponents pinned hand.
  3. Michael swings his left leg over his opponents's head and sits back for straight arm bar.

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