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Baret Yoshida Solo Armbar Drills Using Your Gi

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For this drill all you’ll need is your gi jacket, and Jiu Jitsu Coach Baret Yoshida will show you how you can practice your armbars at home all by yourself. Give it a try and keep your movements sharp.


Coach Baret Yoshida:
Hey guys, I know the gym’s been closed. Here are a few drills you can do by yourself with just a Gi top. This drill is the spider armbar drill. And to this drill, I’m going to use the pistol grips. So I put my thumbs inside the sleeves like so.

We’re going to start off with the feet in the sleeves, and then I’m going to lasso foot over. And for this one I will step on top of the collar here, like so, then I bring the other leg over, I pull both sleeves together, like I’m doing an armbar and I bring the leg over the top to cross, and dip my hips. Right, so from there I put the foot back in the sleeve, return back to both sleeves. So what you do is you take a foot out, you lasso over, you put the foot in the collar, you pull both sleeves together as you remove the other foot. Cross the leg over, make sure to bend your knees here, keep tension, keep those sleeves together. You can lift your hips here. Then from there, we put the foot back in the sleeves, and we go back to the starting position.

This next drill is the spider armbar drill, the second version. So I take the leg out, I come around and this time I hook, with my toes underneath, the opposite sleeve. Then I remove my foot, I pull both sleeves together, bring the leg over, and then what I do is I use my sleeve. I use my knee here, I wrap around the knee, get my foot back in. I return back to the starting point.

So guys, keep training. We’ll be back to the gym soon, and thank you for all the support.

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