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.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Thursday, August 13, 2015
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
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.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Great drill for the arm drag, also goes over our fine points of the arm drag (again). Also shows an interesting set up drill for biceps pummeling that I haven't seen before. As with all wrestling maneuvers (possibly all mma if you go deeper) posture is extremely important.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
This video is essentially to let you know that the arm drag is basically available from anywhere. It is a viable option in several grappling positions and can drastically improve your position when done correctly. Notice the points of the drag are constant. It requires wrist control, a triceps grip and clearance from your body. It also requires an angle change from the practitioner, all no matter what position it is used from.