Double Arm Bar from the 10th Planet Think Tank

The double arm bar is the fifth in our series of 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu techniques with Scott “Einstein” Epstein.

Join Einstein in the 10P lab to learn his double arm bar, as part of our Videos from the Vault collection. This 13 part series will focus on 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu techniques with Scott Epstein.

Scott is the only third degree Blackbelt in the 10th planet Jiu Jitsu system under founder Eddie Bravo. The continually evolving system was developed by Eddie Bravo as a no gi style that works perfectly for MMA. Scott is the founder of 10th Planet West Los Angeles, one of the top 10th Planet locations. He has been grappling for over 19 years and had a brief professional MMA career in which he won all his fights by submission. Scott has had a superb professional grappling career, with multiple wins at top level tournaments. He was Chuck Liddell’s Jiu Jitsu and strength coach, as well as the Jiu Jitsu coach for team Liddell on Ultimate Fighter season 11.

Here Scott shows us his double arm bar.

When you have your opponent in your closed guard and broken down, if you are a 10th planet guy, they are going to expect you to start playing rubber guard. Instead, put your feet on their hips to keep them at bay while controlling their head. From here, you need to track their head movement. When you feel that they are about to pop up, it is time to go. As the posture up, circle both your legs around their shoulders, crossing your feet behind their head. They are going to fight here, but all you need to do hold both of their wrists and raise your hips off the floor for the double arm bar.

Tom Billinge Tom is the Editor of Revgear Sports and the founder of WarYoga. He is a 10th Planet purple belt and a Muay Thai Kru having spent over two decades in the sport in Thailand and around the world. Tom has trained Lethwei in Myanmar, Kushti wrestling in India, Zurkhaneh sports in Iran, boxing throughout Europe, and catch wrestling in the USA. Tom also resurrected the ancient techniques of traditional British bareknuckle pugilism from archaic manuals.