The Knee-On-Belly To Armbar: The knee-on-belly to armbar technique combines a bullfighter pass to clear the legs, a knee on belly control over the upper body, and a step over armbar against the defending position. Key to this position is your ability to smoothly transition and establish a ‘heaviness’ that forces the opponent to push you, inevitably setting up the armbar finish.
1- Begin facing your partner. Your partner is on his back with his knees bent off the mat in guard;
2- Reach down and grab both his ankles with a C grip;
3- Push his knees toward his chest;
4- Pull on his ankles to bring his knees away from his chest;
5- Bring his legs to your right and cross-step to his hip with your right foot;
6- As you reach his side, let go of your left-hand grip on his ankle and begin lowering your knee;
7- Stretch your right arm to keep his leg away, and drop your right knee onto his belly. Grab his right arm as he pushes on you;
8- As you put your weight down on his belly, keep his right wrist, and post your right hand on his hip;
9- Step over his head with your left leg, still pulling upon his arm with your left hand;
10- Sit back to your rear and pinch your knees together. His arm is extended. Lift your hips and pin his wrist to your chest. He will tap!