One of the most powerful late-stage armbar defenses is the Hitchhiker escape.
You see this escape being used all the time, typically by someone who is flat on their back and being attacked by an armbar that is almost completed.
But how many times have you been attacked by the armbar from guard in your jiu-jitsu career? If you’re like most people, I bet it’s quite frequently, like every class…
This is why it’s important to know how to do the abbreviated hitchhiker escape from the closed guard.
This escape is SO fast. One minute you’re fighting not to get armbarred, the next – BOOM – you’re safe from the submission and past the guard.
This is an escape I use all the time, and I want you to add it to your arsenal too!