Getting stuck in the armbar position can be very dangerous and frustrating, to say the least. So, in order to have a complete ground game, you must have a solid armbar escape when you are on the bottom. In this video, we are going to go over a very simple, yet highly effective armbar escape.

The first thing that you need to do is link your arms together with and S-grip so he can break that grip and extend your arm for the armbar. When you establish that position, next thing to do is place your hand on the inside of his knee so you can push the top leg and clear it off your head, so you will be able to move.

Now it’s very important that you don’t stand up straight away, because it is very easy to armbar you on your way out, so the best solution would be to bridge and pin his top leg with your weight, so he cant pull it out to prevent you from moving. When all this is completed, make sure you turn in explosively and maintain top position and you have a complete escape.