You should never become the sort of a BJJ student who has only one or two options from any given position. That “strategy” simply won’t work as you climb through the ranks and experience; you’ll not only become predictable, but you’ll also start seriously stagnating in your BJJ journey.
So, here’s the deal: you have to become good with multiple strategies. For example, the following Half Guard strategies by Jeff Glover!
Glover extensively uses arm drags in his half guard stratetegies.
The arm drag is a technique where you hook and drag your opponent’s arm as you step forward. This opens up the side and back of your opponent for an attack. The main strength of the arm drag is its ease of use.
If you see an arm stray away from the torso, you can apply the technique right away, even with minimal set-up. It is a relatively safe technique (just be mindful of arm drag counters, aka redrags) and can be used in both gi and no-gi grappling. You can also apply the arm drag in many positions, the most common of which are the standing position and seated guard.
Watch them on the video below and start implementing as soon as possible:
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