When Bruce Lee wanted to learn how to use his hands, he studied the greatest boxers. The quickest way to learn how to master anything is to study those that have already mastered it.
If you want to learn how to use the jab in MMA, study Georges St Pierre. If you want to learn how to effortlessly isolate someone’s arm and take it home with you, study Kron Gracie.
There are a lot of people who are very good at the arm bar, but Rickson Gracie’s son Kron has shown that he’s one of the best around with the arm bar in BJJ.
Study this BJJ highlight video and pay close attention to how Kron is constantly climbing deeper into the submission and displays constant control.
When watching Kron’s Jiu-Jitsu, I can’t help but think of a boa constrictor wrapping around its prey. As soon as his opponent struggles a little, Kron uses that space that he is given to get more control.
The biggest take away for from this post is learning when to give a little space to get more control is one of the things that separate the good from the great in BJJ and the arm bar in particular.