I rarely recommend submission holds in a street fight or a self defense situation. It is extremely dangerous to be on the ground due to our lack of mobility and any number of variables that can happen on the street.
The truth is you can have the greatest arm bar technique in the world and while you are executing it his buddy can come over and stomp on your head. So let me say this again, if possible, stay off the ground and use strikes to get up as quickly as possible when already on the ground in a real fight.
That being said, it is still crucial to understand any type of attack so that we can become more well rounded fighters and so that we can learn what to expect in a fight. I must understand the basics of grappling and submission holds as they may be used against me one day and I want to understand how it works in order to be able to best defend against it.
And of course, there may be a situation where this technique truly is the best counter attack that I can use, and in that case, I want to know how to do it!
In this weeks video I go over the basics of an arm bar from the guard. You can absolutely break someones arm while doing this, so be careful in training!
If I must use an arm bar, I will then attempt to get to my feet as soon as possible, assess the situation, and leave safely.
Ok, that’s all for now. Enjoy the video, be safe… and GO DO SOME KRAV MAGA TODAY!
-AJ @AJDraven – Twitter