Arm drag baseball slide? in College Wrestling Posted August 22 · Report reply Gray Simons showed a set up for a drag like this back in the late 60s at a wrestling that I attended. It was far more subtle and effective than what is seen in the Judo video above. It involved a forearm-forearm tie where the other guy is fighting to have the "inside" tie. You just make a very tight circle with your forearm and guide his hand past you as you hit the drag. But the finish was the same. You stepped in with your right foot and pulled the guy past (although you were really pulling yourself in more than planting and pulling him past). It worked pretty well, and you could get it on decent guys. It did require a little quickness. There's another variation where you don't go down to your hip, but step in the same way mostly standing up, using the drag to pull yourself in. In that variation, you have to release the drag quickly and shoot your right hand (or elbow) across the guy's waist, tripping him backwards with your right foot behind his right foot. If you don't release the drag and get your arm across, you get redragged. The drag can be very effective. I can't find the video, so my memory can't be confirmed, but I think I remember Dylan Long of NIU using a slick setup on Teyon Ware. Long was looking for you to grab his lower forearm or wrist which was collar-tied on your neck. He then just dropped his collar tie down and used it to lead your hand across and into the cleared position to hit a drag. Very subtle. I can't remember if he got the takedown or not. Hope I'm remembering the right guy. In any case, using the other guy's control to lead his hand where you want it is a big part of hitting drags.