Top Half Guard Figure Four Arm Lock

This is perhaps my most common way of tapping people from top half guard, as many people try to swim out of the Kimura as an escape – only to succumb to the Figure Four Arm Lock. It’s important to understand the direction to apply force, which is dictated by the direction the opponent’s elbow is pointing, and to establish a proper fulcrum by getting your elbow just behind their elbow (towards the triceps). A final trick here is to do a big bicep contraction, which will raise the fulcrum higher. This is helpful particularly on flexible opponents, as you will need to extend their arm much further.

Like what you see? Share:

To become the best, we must continuously test ourselves. We measure our performance, evaluate our faults, accept criticism and then work on improving ourselves before starting all over again.

I live by this principle, and I need your help! I wish to be the best instructor I can be, but I need feedback from you to know if I am doing a good job. Let me know if you liked or disliked what you saw in the video by entering a comment below. If you liked it, share it with your friends by clicking the share buttons at the top of the page.

What did you think?

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

You may also like

DavidMMA.com is Live!

DavidMMA.com is Live!

Want to learn more from me and get over 150 videos for free?