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2-02 Seated Arm Drag

For the most part, the application of the arm drag from a seated guard is the same in terms of mechanics and execution as the standing arm drag. With space and mobility reduced, connecting your shoulder to your opponent’s shoulder requires some fancy footwork, but that footwork is essential to the success of your arm drag. Because your opponent is now kneeling, his body is compact and strong. When his body is elongated, as it was in the standing position, maneuvering around him was easy. To create that same opportunity kneeling, you need to stretch your opponent out, which is why you come forward into a squatting position and then push off with your legs to pull his posture apart like you were playing an accordion.