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[Video of this waza fast and slow, from the side, and ideally, overhead]

Defense against an arm bar

  • If possible, grab your opposite-side lapel to prevent the opponent from applying the arm bar.
  • Log roll towards the opponent. This pulls your arm underneath you and out of their grasp, like a tank tread. When your elbow is below the opponent’s waist line, they no longer have enough leverage to perform an effective arm bar.