Brazilian Top Team Plano: Jiu Jitsu “Armbar & Full Guard” Tutorial (VIDEO)

This post is Part 2 of an ongoing blog series covering Brazilian Top Team Plano Jiu Jitsu tutorials for mixed martial arts (MMA). The aim of this series is to provide you with some of BTT Plano's best training tips through concise video segments and written reviews. Whether you're a novice or experienced athlete, you should follow our blog to learn more.

Brazilian Top Team Plano's Head Jiu Jitsu Coach, Diego Gamonal.

Brazilian Top Team Plano's Head Jiu Jitsu Coach, Diego Gamonal.

In Brazilian Top Team Plano Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) classes, we constantly stress learning through disciplined repetition–both on and off the mat. This tutorial series is designed to encourage both.

Today, we present you with a short instructional video featuring our Head Jiu Jitsu instructor, Professor Diego Gamonal.

Professional Gamonal is a BJJ blackbelt and has successfully competed in some of the most high profile events in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, including the Pan Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championships, the Pan Championship, the Brazilian National Championship, the Miami International Open, and the Las Vegas International Open. Throughout his career, he has trained and competed under the world-renowned Brazilian Top Team camp.

In the short video below, Professor Gamonal will walk us through the common BJJ techniques “armbar” and "full guard". While the armbar leverages your opponents gi, this technique is effective in no-gi grappling, as well. Professor Gamonal will illustrate how to properly lock the armbar from the full guard position.

Watch this one minute video tutorial to learn more, then continue reading below for Professor Gamonal’s summary checklist.

"Armbar" and "Full Guard" Checklist

Again, the proper mechanics of the BJJ armbar and full guard techniques are relatively simple–if the correct foundation is built early on and constantly reinforced through repetitive training.

Proper Mechanics

Grab opponents sleeve and pull elbow to your body
Open guard, hip escape and close the guard
Keep the pressure with your knees on opponent while pushing your hips up
Push your opponents face toward the arm you're gripping
Pass your leg over opponent's head to complete the armbar

Posted in Brazilian Top Team, Fitness, Jiu Jitsu, Tutorials, Video  |  2 Comments
  • Johnny William

    Os videos estao ficando muito bom, Forte abraço ao mestre Diego Gamonal e forte abraço no brother Guto Neto

  • Cagefightmma

    One of the best Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructors I’ve ever had the honor of training with.  If you live in Texas, you should be training there with Professor Diego.