Ritchie Yip shares his step by step method for doing the pressing armbar (aka the cutting armbar) from the bottom. Not only is this a legitimate way to submit your opponent, but it can also. force them to do stupid things to escape, which then sets up the sweep and other submissions. If you haven’t done so already make sure to download my beginner’s guide to BJJ, which is available entirely for free at http://www.grapplearts.com/book
Tag: cutting armbar
Sometimes when you are going for the cutting armbar from the bottom your opponent pushes down low and presses towards the ground. Perhaps you have not placed your knee in as a protection against this defense…but no problem, you can move straight into the Kimura! Watch as I demonstrate this move, I think you will like it. Try it out on the mats and let me know how it goes.
The Cutting Armbar from closed guard (also known as the Pressing Armbar, the Reverse Armbar, and Ude Gatame) in BJJ