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Technique of the Week – Submission 101 – Armbar from the Guard

Technique of the Week – Armbar from the Guard

Chris Civello of Sakura BJJ in Dover, New Jersey provides this week’s ‘Technique of the Week.’ Civello, a black belt under Marcelo Garcia, demonstrates the armbar from the guard position.

Sakura BJJ is located at 87 Bassett Hwy, Dover, NJ 07801.


Civello was promoted to the rank of black belt, May 11, 2017. He was the 21st student to have been promoted to black belt by Marcelo Garcia, who is widely considered to be one of the best grapplers and arguably the best pound for pound submission grappler in the world.

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