How to Do an Inverted Arm Lock from Scarf Hold MMA Submission

Learn how to do an inverted arm lock from scarf hold MMA submission from Team Radical MMA head coach Rene Dreifuss in this Howcast video.

All right, guys. Now I’m going to do a technique that I learned directly from Rigan Machado. It’s an excellent arm bar, and it’s a great transition move from either a kimura or a americano tip. In this gym, we call it the watching TV or watching Jay Leno kimura because you’re just sitting here with your remote control watching TV, watching Jay Leno. Okay. I don’t actually watch Jay Leno.

All right. So I’m here, guys. Right. And I’m going for that kimura, but he grabs this thigh real tight, real tight, okay? So, watch what I do. Again. Push the head, shift, and this is where I’m watching TV. Leg over, adjust the elbow, palm to palm grip, finish.

One more time, guys. So, I’m inside control, I’m going for that kimura grip, but he’s locking tight, okay? Locking tight. I could go to this position, but I’m going to lose the pressure, so here, I shift my hips to the scarf position, pushing the head down. My hand goes here, keeping your weight on your elbow but shifting back to the wrist, like over the head. If this guy blocks you a little, you can always push it away. But what’s going to happen is, a lot of times I like to attack his head — there it is. Now, adjust the elbow, put your hand — your wrist right on his elbow, palm to palm grip, pull in, and finish.

One more time. One — he’s grabbing, defending the kimura. Push his head down, shift, leg over, adjust, hand here, clap, finish. And that’s how you do our Jay Leno inverted arm lock.