- Feb 23, 2014
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So we discount the many examples of law enforcement successfully using the arm bar as anecdotal....? Why are the anecdotal examples of this takedown better than the ones for the arm bar?
If the arm bar is done correctly, it puts you behind the guy, with his head down.... If you go for this the right way, if the guy is able to pull out of it, you can easily transition into this takedown or another similar type takedown. You would only be in a bad position, if you freeze in place when things go sideways... but thats true for any technique.
The point of anecdotal evidence is precisely that they can be dismissed by other anecdotal evidence. And that is why it is so unreliable.
If he pulls out he is facing you. Which is bad from a you have to fight the guy to the ground perspective.