So your opponent locked the arm and you can’t conclude the armbar. Instructor Marcos Giusti, our partner who runs Alfa Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Araranguá, brings a clever option for you to advance, score four points and place yourself back in a position of superiority.
In the transition, Giusti uses his plan-B to leave the armbar attack straight into a back-take. To do that, he switches the grip and frees one of the legs — an error with a hidden agenda. As soon as his opponent thinks about coming up, Giusti makes the grip with his hand on his opponent’s head to be able to pull him and place the hook of the leg that was free.
Catch the details in Marcos Giusti’s lesson below.