Americana Armlock

Americana Armlock or Keylock – Submission Technique

This page provides details for the grappling technique known as the Americana Armlock (or Americana Keylock, Figure Four Armlock, etc.). This submission technique is used in martial arts styles such as Mixed Martial Arts and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. As you learn this technique, you should also study Americana Armlock Escapes.

All grappling techniques are potentially dangerous and should only be practiced under the supervision of a trained martial arts instructor. For more submission techniques, please visit Black Belt Wiki’s main Grappling Techniques section.

Americana Keylock from Mount Position

Americana Keylock from Side Position

Americana Keylock from Side Position

Americana Armlock – Three Common Mistakes