Xande Ribeiro teaches his flying armbar from Jiu-Jitsu Worlds

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Xande Ribeiro on the ground finishing what he started in full flight / Photo by Ivan Trindade

Xande Ribeiro was responsible for one of the most spectacular moments of the 2012 Jiu-Jitsu World Championship: a flying armbar that the two-time absolute champion of the world used to subdue Roberto Alencar in the heavyweight semifinal. The magic move, which had the crowd in the Long Beach Pyramid rubbing its eyes in disbelief, is now getting tactfully taught by the very magician himself. Following a seminar the black belt held at the Ribeiro JJ branch in the Brazilian state of Ceará, he took the time to demonstrate how to take flight and snag an arm—exclusively for GRACIEMAG.com.

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