Chances are that the armbar from guard is one of the first techniques you ever learned in BJJ.
In fact the closed guard armbar is one of those fundamental techniques that results in submissions every day at every BJJ school in the world (in fact it’s the fifth most popular submission in a poll of 533 Grapplearts readers).
But just because you learned it early in your career, and just because you’ve been practising it for a long time, doesn’t mean that you can’t make it better!
In the following video my friend Elliott Bayev shares some tweaks and tricks that will make this bread and butter move MUCH tighter, and MUCH, MUCH more effective.
Give these adjustments a try with a training partner and see if you can’t immediately feel the difference!
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