Fighter suffers horrific arm break from Bicep Slice

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

There is a saying that when you are caught in a sunk submission hold, you have three choices – to tap, nap, or snap. If it a choke, it is even simpler – you tap or nap. If a joint lock, you tap or snap.

This is literally the case with joint locks. Failure to tap leads to damaged muscles and tendons, was well as torn ligaments, joint dislocation, and bone fractures. Compress locks also cause great pain. There are endless stories of chi blasts destroying people internally. Joint locks actually do that, for real.

While the more common elbow attack is the arm bar, in which you hyperextend the joint, there is also an even more dangerous (but harder to set up) attack, in which you hyperflex the elbow around a fulcrum, crushing the bicep muscle into the radius, and threatening both the radius and ulna.

If it called a bicep slicer or short-arm scissors or bicep lock or bicep crusher, and is forbidden in the lower levels of most Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournaments.

This is why.

Summit FC 11
7 March 2015
Tupelo Furniture Building
Tupelo, Mississippi
Referee: Eric McMahon
Status: Amateur
Weight: Welterweight (170 lbs.)
Result: Darren Romkee defeats Braden Crowell via Submission at 1:03 of Round 1

The Biceps Slicer can be done using the forearm as the fulcrum, or as seen in the fight video, using the shin. Further, it can be done witht he opponent beneath you, or as seen in the fight above, from Guard.

This is an instructional video on how to a Bicep Slicer as seen in the fight above.

This was once a little known submission, and some people were injured by it because they literally did not know what was going on, and thought they could tough it out. This is not longer the case – everyone competing should know about slices on the elbow, and on the knee, and tap when you get caught.

The alternative is terrible even to hear, much less experience.