Arm Drag To Ko Ouchi

Simple yet effective those are the best techniques.

Arm dragging is one of the best takedowns for someone that doesn’t have a lot of experience on their feet. It’s easy to do and even easier to learn. This particular move is pretty risk-free if done properly. The only real counter is getting re-dragged by your opponent. That takes a lot of skill on your opponent’s part which is not normally seen at the lower belts. If you follow these basic steps this could be a game changer for you.

You want to make sure you control the wrist of your opponent.

As you feel comfortable bring your free hand to your opponents tricep. Don’t pull it too hard, you just want to sell the motion and gain a reaction.

After your opponent reacts, make sure you get your far side in the under hook position.

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Don’t make the mistake of placing your foot on the floor. This move does require a full commitment from the offensive player.

Once you hit the floor you have to make sure you tuck your under hook to avoid your partner attacking your arm during the takedown.

Once you get good at this basic arm drag combination start building into more complicated drags. There are a lot of options from the arm drag – you can build a whole system of attacks off the one move. Arm drags even work well into offensive guard pulls. So play around with it and if it feels comfortable and natural, build on it.


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