Arm drag Opinions

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by marcelofan, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. marcelofan

    marcelofan Guest

    grab the tricep or behind the armpit by the shoulder??? both work, which is best iyo

    also, arm drag, is it useful for mma?
     
  2. demonx

    demonx Blue Belt

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    I have tried armdrag so many times. It works great in drilling, but does hardly work during sparring...

    Any suggestions?
     
  3. marcelofan

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    get the marcelo garcia inst...maybe....its pretty good
     
  4. colinm

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    you can do it off a front headlock, so yeah i think it would work in mma. i've never seen anyone try it tho.
     
  5. Soulfly

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    Arm drags are awesome set ups to double leg shoots and taking someone's back standing.
     
  6. Cynic

    Cynic Shugendo

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    I love armdrags, they work well for me, also from my guard, I like to take my opponents back via arm drag..
     
  7. glassofwater

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    i have seen nog. do it, thats all for mma
     
  8. sha

    sha Geekjitsu Black Belt

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    It's hard to do it standing for MMA.
    But on the ground, or in a street fight (someone is trying to grab you), it can be bery useful.

    Personally I grab the tricep because it's easier to reach, but maybe you would get more control by grabbing near the armpit.
     
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    scorcho Brown Belt

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    I get an armdrag armbar from guard all the time. Good stuff.
     
  10. bacon

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    It's not easy to hit from the feet on a decent wrestler/JJ guy. Try to invent new set ups. They work well if you hit them quick while backing out of a clinch/pummel. As for where to grab, any part of the upper arm will work if you grip it hard enough.
     
  11. spiderguardman

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    they are great for armbar setups from closed guard to
     
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    Gsoares2*** Banned Banned

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    i always get the arm drag.. almost every time i go for it.. My problem is getting all the way around to the back.. I often get half way there... Then it becomes a whirlwind between me and my opponent.. Both of us spinning ... thats where i lose it and normaly just go to my closed guard.

    Another option standting is to arm drag like your going to the back, then grab your opponents leg at the knee.. on the same side as the arm you grabbed.. Has worked well for me as a takedown. Use the hand that is not grabbing the arm.. Dont let go of the arm to grab the leg.. This should be obvious but i want to make sure its clear.
     
  13. Gaylon Cooper

    Gaylon Cooper Orange Belt Professional Fighter

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    Arm Drags work every time I hit them. I think it depemnds on how much you have drilled it. With a wrestling background it is easier for me I guess.
     
  14. Bama Zulu

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    I grab high as I can, well not really grab but I cup my hand and throw my hips to the opposite side. Works all the time but just don't do it straight on because they can just re-arm drag you.
     
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    OpethDrums Banned Banned

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    arm drags favor people with round bodies
     
  16. bacon

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    Well you're just all kinds of retarded lately aint ya?
     
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    Maybe it depends a little on how close you are to him.
     
  18. Cameron

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    for me i trap the tricept with one arm grab the wrist with the other, drop to on knee and throw the guy/ drag him to the mat.
     
  19. Christian Medina

    Christian Medina Amateur Fighter

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    Lots of arm drags here, mostly from the guard. I haven't seen his no-gi series, but I'm sure its more germane to MMA.

    That's a good point, I rarely see arm-drags in the MMA medium. Perhaps its due to ranges: if you're in close enough for an arm drag, there is likelihood the other guy is trying to punch/elbow/knee your face; is going for a greco clinch; or is shooting in.

    Really? Please elaborate.
     
  20. Soulfly

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    Armdrag to Armbar

    I usually do it this way, but without the arm under my tricep or holding their leg.
     

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