Inverse Armbar from Guard

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-JitsuBy BJJ.Org Featured Contributor Michael Jen

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1. Joe Moreira grips his opponent’s right sleeve with both hands and pulls it across his body as he turns onto his side. 2. The opponent grabs the back of Joe’s head. Joe controls the tricep and head with his left forearm while placing the forearm bone of his right arm just above his opponent’s elbow. 3. Shifting his body slightly to the right, Joe grabs his right hand and pulls inward toward his chest. The pressure is felt on the left elbow.

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