Armdrag to Shoulder Wrench 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. Joe controls his opponent's left wrist with his right hand and grabs the belt or around the back with his left hand.
  3. Joe sits up and traps his opponent's right hand in his right armpit while cupping the back of the elbow with his hand.
  4. Shifting his right shoulder backwards, Joe presses his stomach downward to apply an upward shoulder wrench.

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