Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Keenan Teaches Darce From Arm Drag

Here is a simple option for a submission straight from the arm drag in a guard situation.  D'arce is a natural choice because of the angle you gain as you drag. If you're having trouble finishing the D'arce in general try to think about the blade of your forearm laying directly on the trachea.  Sometimes it is even necessary to slide the arm lower in order to get the blade in the "sweet spot" so that the choke is more effective.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Kurt Osiander's Move of the Week - Arm Drag Counter

Some additional arm drag counter action, redrag variation first then a simple redirect.  Try this move if you find yourself being swept as you step over. Just a slight variation: drive across with the hips instead of stepping, keep your legs away from any hooks and keep the weight on your opponent. Essentially you are shrimping across the opponent's midsection still ending in side mount / control.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Arm Drag Counter "Redrag"

Finally getting into some defensive / counters for the arm drag. This is the most basic and arguably the most effective. Known simply as the redrag, it is effective due to the fact that the arm drag is actually a fairly symmetrical technique until the final stage (the angle change).  This video covers standing and ground variation for the redrag arm drag counter.