The top 5 submissions holds in the world are the following:
1. Rear Naked Choke
5. Head & Arm Choke
As you can see, the armbar sits at number 2 on the list of best submission. That means it’s pretty good and worth learning.
Below you can check out a video of me teaching the armbar during a seminar in Virginia Beach.
I can tell you from first hand experience that this technique works in all arenas, The UFC, Grappling Tournaments or out on the streets.
If you’d like to be fully prepared for a real life self-defense situation then you’d be smart to learn this technique.
Below I posted some more videos that you can study and learn from. The technique itself isn’t that difficult to learn but pulling it off against a resisting opponent is a different story.
The hard part is learning the proper timing needed to hit this move in a “live” situation. That’s more of a combination of reps and rolling (mat time) you’ll need to master the timing.