Armbars from guard are a great attack in Brazilian jiu jitsu. They can result in an impressive joint lock submission, a choke, a nice sweep or even a back take.
The opponent knows this, at least the good ones do, and will try to stop you. In this video by BJJWeekly, Vincente Jr (a third degree black belt under Ricardo De La Riva) shows a very nice use of combined levers to better control the arm:
For more of Vincente Jr's fine grappling work, check out his excellent BJJ blog.
Liam "The Part Time Grappler" Wandi
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