Armdrag to Half Nelson from Guard

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. Joe Moreira grips his opponent's right sleeve with both hands and pulls it across his body as he turns onto his side.
  2. His opponent reacts by keeping his head low to avoid a possible arm bar. Joe hooks his right hand underneath his opponent's left elbow and pushes his head downward with his left hand.
  3. Joe secures his opponent's head in his armpit by pressing his right arm into his body.
  4. Clasping both hands together, Joe arches and twists to his left to apply a half nelson neck crank.

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