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24 June 2016

24/06/2016 - BJJ Globetrotter Camp | Leuven 2016 | No-Gi Pressing Armbar (Chad Wright)

Class #741
BJJ Globetrotter Camp (Sportoase Leuven), Chad Wright, Leuven, Belgium, 24/06/2016

The pressing armbar is an attack I'm increasingly enjoying, meaning I was sufficiently interested in what variations Chad might have that I forced myself to do a nogi class. For what Chad calls a cutting armbar (there are always loads of different names for stuff in BJJ), he started off with applying it against a triangle defence. If they tuck they arm back to try and prevent your choke, reach through behind that arm. You can then pry it loose, pulling the wrist to your neck, then moving into the usual pressing armbar.

Chad then demonstrated how you could move into the pressing armbar from underneath half guard, noting that if they posture up when you go for it, you can simply shift back to closed guard. From a closed guard, Chad showed how you can move into a 'pitstop', where you bringing your legs up over their shoulder and triangling your legs. That's definitely easier if you have long limbs like Chad. ;)

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