The flying armlock gets a lot of attention because it's done as a tachi-waza, which is quite unusual and it's so dynamic, with tori literally leaping into the air to execute the technique. Another type of armlock done as a tachi-waza, though not quite as flashy, is the standing armlock, first made famous by World Champion Neil Adams (GBR). It was also used successfully by his former training partner, Olympic Silver Medalist Ray Stevens (GBR). Among the contemporary players who use this technique to good effect is World Silver Medalist Kirill Denisov (RUS), who often scores ippon with it!
Posted by JudoCrazy on Saturday, January 2, 2016