The arm-lock from closed guard was one of the first moves I ever learned. Just when I think I have it mastered, somebody comes along and teaches me a couple of little details that refine and improve it.
This video shows a sequence that takes you from the initial attack into a response to a common counter, and finally shows a powerful method for finishing the submission when the opponent defends in the tricky ‘spider-web’ position.
If you enjoyed this video and Nic’s style of teaching you’ll love Progressive Jiu Jitsu, which features 30 cutting-edge bjj techniques demonstrated by Nic and his training partner Oliver Geddes.
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