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Old 06-25-2011, 12:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Armbar grip break techniques

I am new to jiu jitsu and just learned a few grip breaks. The one break I liked most was hooking your leg and bending the wrist with your leg and forearm, but I don't think I have the right technique. Can someone take a few moments and break it down for me?

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Old 07-07-2011, 01:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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im fairly new to jui-jitsu also. my gym luckily has a 10th planet coach. and like i said im new so i dont know how good my advice is but it works for me.

if my hand is gripped for the armbar for me its just about done with, however if i feel an armbar coming i clasp my hands together and get out of it 100% of the time.

or if your talking about sinking it in throw on a douchebag.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIpLNk0aNLM

hope that helps
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Old 07-07-2011, 02:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I am new to jiu jitsu and just learned a few grip breaks. The one break I liked most was hooking your leg and bending the wrist with your leg and forearm, but I don't think I have the right technique. Can someone take a few moments and break it down for me?

Thanks for your time
Learning how to apply it correctly should give you insight on how to defend it, rolling will bring it all together.

P.S. I misread your post, The best way for someone to help your technique is video of what your doing.
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Old 07-14-2011, 01:21 AM   #4 (permalink)
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From your description, I actually don't know which grip break you're talking about. The douche bag is a good way to break the grip from the armbar. In the same vein, I strongly recommend the "restless leg syndrome" break.

That said, I think that straight up breaking grips from the armbar is the wrong approach to take in competitive jiu-jitsu. At least, it has been for me.

As a smaller guy, I have a hard time sinking a lot of the submissions against bigger opponents when I just try to muscle straight back, or even do a variation of the arm crush. I end up giving a lot of position (though one version of the bicept slicer that I learned from Steve Maxwell has been super-effective in MMA training; unfortunately, it's very illegal in BJJ competitions) when I let my opponent roll up, as in the RLS, ir simply by hooking under the leg. I just find it a very awkward position.

I prefer to secure a tight grip on the arm, control it at some point on the forearm where I feel particularly strong, then slide back and towards my opponent's heads, and that usually will separate the hands.

My little brother has a lot of success kicking his opponent's grip off by placing his foot on the bicept. I find that if I go to that position, I'm probably just going to finish with a triangle, or use the triangle to set up either an armbar or omoplata finish from the back. But that's just a stylistic preference.
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Old 07-14-2011, 09:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Honestly the best most effective way to escape an arm bar I think is to bridge up on your head and walk around your body. I think if I remember correctly a great display of the move is in the Rich Franklin vs Travis Lutter fight.
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