Seated Arm Drag to Back Take

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Seated Arm Drag to Back-Take

The arm drag in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu owes a lot to Marcelo Garcia. He teaches a variation that works in the gi from a seated position, while the opponent is on their knees.

Details as follows:
With your left hand, control your opponent’s right arm with a grip on the wrist rather than taking the time to get the sleeve. Then you can take the opportunity to get a good cross grip (using your right hand) on that sleeve.

With the intention of taking the back on the opponent’s right side, place your left hand on the ground, providing yourself enough space to scoot to your left. In the same moment you scoot to that side, you pull the opponent’s arm to move them forward and to the ground near your inside leg.

Maintain your weight on the opponent’s arm for control, using the hand on their arm as a post to help you move your body up to your opponent’s back.

Bring your other arm over their back and under their arm pit and release your right hand from the opponent’s right arm, bringing it over their shoulder to your left hand to get a seatbelt position.Roll over the opponent’s right shoulder, pulling your opponent with you to take back, getting your left hook in.

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