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Butterfly Guard to Armlock

Posted by forlogos on August 16, 2007

Ok, here’s the move learned in BJJ Class 89, the technique where I injured my shoulder trying to figure out escapes for. I’ve had these photos ready for several weeks now, but just looking at them pains me, so I haven’t been able to post this…


Nogi starts off with Boarder in his butterfly guard.


Nogi sits ups and grabs both of Boarder’s sleeves…


…and pulls boarder off-balance and down.


With Boarder still off-balance, Nogi hipscapes (shifts) to the left and underhooks Boarders right arm.


Hipscaping further, Nogi brings his knee up and uses it to put pressure on Boarders shoulder. Nogi is tighly gripping onto Boarders arm using his own hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow. At the same time, Nogi is also trapping Boarders hand on his shoulder by raising his head up (bringing his left ear towards his left shoulder) .


Here is a different angle of the same pic. Nogi’s knee and arm should really be pressing on Boarders shoulder and elbow. It is important that this is performed tightly, otherwise Boarder will escape easily. And even though everything is tight, Nogi will likely have to adjust his knee and elbow to make Boarder tap.


If the technique feels tight but isn’t making Boarder tap, Nogi can roll toward his right – thus modifying the pressure slightly, but making it even more difficult for Boarder.


Now, this is how it would likely happen during a roll…Boarder is in Nogi’s butterfly guard.


Nogi sits up and grabs Boarder, underhooking Boarder’s arm in the process.


Falling back and keeping the underhook in place, Nogi begins to hipscape out to his left.


Keeping his arm tight on the elbow and his head tight by the wrist, Nogi keeps hipscaping and puts his knee on Boarder’s shoulder.


With everything in place, Nogi adjusts his knee and elbow, and rotates inward to make Boarder tap.

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2 Responses to “Butterfly Guard to Armlock”

  1. supercrap said

    Hello!
    Just to let you know, I’m back in the world of blogging.

    Glad to see you are keeping yours up. These photo instructionals are really great, man.

    Hope you are well!

  2. forlogos said

    Welcome back and thanks!!

    Despite my injury which has kept me off the matt for almost two months now, am doing rather well.

    Many congratulations on the promotion!!

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