For the "Magic Moment" this week Chris shared with us a sweet Arm Bar that works well in confined, compact, or smaller spaces. I especially like how it gives you control of your opponent even before you put the arm bar on. I tried to use it on Blake when we rolled after. He of course knew what I was attempting and blocked me. Even though I was unable to finish the submission I could easily keep the collar and arm to try something else. Yes, that is me in the black Vulkan (which I will be doing a review on this week). Chris also demonstrates how after a failed Arm Bar you can then go for a Omoplata. I’ve been learning that it is always good to have a back up plan. For those of you more experienced BJJ practitioners this is old news and for the newer like myself its the frontier. I’m learning to string together multiple submissions in order to guarantee success.
Here is a takedown-to-leg-lock we also went over:
I didn’t have as much success on this but I did learn something. You need to choose your takedown in accordance with the size of your opponent. I’m 6’2", and this isn’t very practical on someone a foot shorter then me.
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