How to Do the Finishing the Arm Bar MMA Technique

Learn how to do the finishing the arm bar technique from Team Radical MMA head coach Rene Dreifuss in this Howcast MMA video.

All right guys. Now, he’s locked the arm for the arm bar, but a lot of times he’ll clasp his hands together, and this is the clutch. And breaking the clutch is very hard, unless you know what to do. I’m going to give you four quick variations.

The easiest one. Okay. So I have the arm bar. Okay. He’s locking his legs like this. This is the situation. There’s a big space here. The first thing I’ll do is cross my feet, so now he can’t pull his hand down, okay?

Cross my feet. Pull your hand down. He can’t. Not so much. I climb up his arm, walking up this way. One, two, three, I grab my shoulder. Preferably I want to end up, if I’m falling this way, here, but honestly it doesn’t really matter.

It’s just easier for you beginners to finish up with your bicep hitting his wrist. Grab his wrist, fall to the side, and rotate out. That’s number one.

Number two. Okay. He has a little space, but he’s pulling this way, and it’s hard to get in. You slide your foot through. You open your leg, and you grab his head. Straighten your leg, fall a little, chop it, lock it, squeeze, and finish.

You have the triangle, and you have the arm bar. The next one, here. He clamps down, you missed it. He clamps down here. You take your leg, and bring it over. You cross your feet, clasp your hands, and pull. Okay. It’s a compression lock. Pull this way. One, two, three.

The last one, and the coolest one. Okay. He comes here. He’s very, very tight. Okay. I switch my hands. Take this hand, and put it here. I’m going to spin all the way up to S-mount. To this mount here. Right here. My knee goes against his ear, and my foot goes against his head.
This comes here. Now, I’m not going to fall on my back to finish the arm bar, because he might escape. I’m going to put my shin on his face, arch my hips, and tap. If he doesn’t tap, I’m going to fall this way, and do that rolling arm bar again, because it gives me that maximum control.

Okay, one more time.

Those are four finishes to the arm bar.