Armbar from the Mount Tutorial

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This is about as basic a submission you will find. However, there is more to it than you may think.

If you’ve ever observed Kron Gracie’s Jiu-Jitsu, you will notice that he does very little outside of the basics. Does he play around with the insane tornado guard? Not quite. Does he utilize something like the spider guard all the time? Never.

What Kron Gracie has, and what makes him one of the greatest grapplers today, is his absolute mastery of basics. When you sharpen your basics, they become deadlier and more readily available.

Practice of the basics is always a must. Basics stem from simplicity, and the simplest answers are often the best.

We all love highlight reel finishes and insane knockouts, but we all know that the most important technique in our striking arsenal is the jab. Basics, though not as sexy, are what win fights. Practice them: