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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Helicopter Armbar


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In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu grappling, an armlock is a single or double joint lock that hyperextends the elbow joint and/or shoulder joint.   An armlock that hyperflexes or hyperrotates the shoulder joint is referred to as a shoulder lock, and an armlock that hyperextends the elbow joint is called an armbar.

In general, the student secures an arm at the wrist of the opponent, trapping it by squeezing the knees together.  The attacker’s legs end up across the opponent’s chest, with the arm held between the thighs, with the elbow pointing against the thigh or hips.  By holding the opponent’s wrist to the attacker’s chest with the pinky finger on the sternum and the thumb facing up, the practitioner can easily extend the opponent’s arm and hyperextend the opponent’s elbow.  The attacker can further increase the pressure on the elbow joint by arching their hips against the elbow.  This technique is one of the most common ways to win a match in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitions.

The helicopter armbar is a little different version of the armbar, which is used by wrestling and Jiu Jitsu. When the attacker stands in front of the opponent, he grabs both of his arms and falls backwards, causing the opponent to lean forward. Then the attacker puts his feet on the opponent’s stomach or hips and lifts him up with his feet. The attacker will drop the opponent beside him, and perform the armbar. The helicopter armbar is a very dynamic and very hard to defend move when performed correctly.

Positioning is key for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu moves. Learn how to properly execute the helicopter armbar in this video with BJJ Head Instructor Daniel Ivy and Instructor E.

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