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2-06 Mounted No Handed Arm Drag

We’ve looked at using various grips and grip-counters to control an opponent, but in jiu-jitsu, learning to control your opponent with your entire body is essential. You can use your head to post and your knee to pin an arm and your shoulder to apply a cross face. This coordination is unnatural and awkward at first, but with practice it becomes second nature. In this technique, you use your chest—not your hands—to complete an arm drag from mount. Maneuvering your chest in this manner will seem strange, so be patient. I learned this technique as a white belt from my instructor Sonny Achille, and it took me a few months to develop the finesse necessary to make it successful. Now, it’s an important, high-percentage part of my game.