The Arm Drag is one of the most basic wrestling techniques you can use to set up takedowns… And yet, a lot of BJJ athletes miss extremely important details when trying to hit it.
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.
Jay Rodriguez shows these details on the video below. Learn them – and the Arm Drag will become your weapon of choice:
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