How to Do an Inverted Arm Lock from Guard MMA Submission

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

All right guys, now we are going to continue with our inverted arm lock series. We are going to show some inverted arm locks from the guard. I’m going to show two variations. This first variation is one of my absolutely favorites, a real traditional move, but very, very effective. I’m in the guard and he bases on the floor. I’m going to come in with this hand this way and bring his elbow to me. Same thing if he’s on here. Come in, take his elbow to me. Now, I hip out, his arm goes on my shoulder, and here’s where you go. Show that again. Now, let’s show that from a different angle so you can see the details. So, I come up, rake him down. Again.

Maybe he’s punching me, and I grab, cable grip right on his triceps here, holding it tight. Hip escape, my foot comes here. Many people put their leg here, like this. I prefer to bring it all the way over. I slide up, it goes into the crook of my neck, I reach over. There are many ways to do it. Marcelo Garcia likes to do it this way. I like to do it this way. One, two, crunch. Some people like to do it this way. That’s fine. The most important thing is, this is not on your chest, OK? There has to be space here. There must be space. Look. Nothing, nothing. Here, here, doesn’t matter, but what’s important is here. One more time. Inverted arm lock from the guard, version one.