With Rob Biernacki and Stephan Kesting
The Arm Drag and 2 on 1 Formula gives you the exact step-by-step gameplan to dominate your opponent from guard using two different forms of elbow and wrist control.
In this instructional renowned BJJ instructor Rob Biernacki and I show you…
- How to use hand fighting to control your opponent from the open, closed and half guard,
- How to use these positions to take the back, choke, sweep, armlock and leglock your opponents,
- What to do if someone is much bigger than you and trying to power out of your techniques,
- Drills and training methods to make the techniques fast and absolutely instinctive,
- Combinations for your attacks so that your opponent is always on the run,
- The simple adjustments to use this material in both gi and no gi settings,
- And much more!
There’s a reason that great grapplers like Marcelo Garcia, Roger Gracie, Eddie Cummings, Caio Terra, Robert Drysdale have all used these techniques, and now you’ll have the exact step-by-step template to add them to your game too.
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ONE GRIP TO RULE THEM ALL
This instructional gives you a powerful answer to the question, ‘What the hell should I do from guard’?
Many grapplers struggle in guard. They’re forever stuck in reaction mode, struggling just to keep up with their opponent’s movements, and never getting a chance to actively launch their own attacks.
Fortunately there’s a simple rule of thumb that’ll change everything…
When you’re in guard, first try to get elbow and wrist control.
And you do this by going for either the arm drag position or the 2 on 1 position!
There are many nuances, but the basic idea of elbow and wrist control is deceptively simple: one of your hands controls his wrist or his hand, and the other hand controls his elbow or triceps.
These two forms of double grip have some immediate benefits.
For example, now it’ll be almost impossible for your opponent to establish dominant grips on you and pass your guard. Also he’ll be so freaked out that he’ll just be in pure reactivity mode and not trying to pass your guard anymore.
Just as importantly, now you’ll be in the perfect position to actually go into offensive mode by deploying many powerful attack sequences.
After all, now you have a great big powerful lever you can use to keep your opponent off-balanced, take his back, sweep him, and set up a dizzying array of chokes, armlocks and leglocks.
The arm drag and the 2 on 1 are the two most common, most popular forms of elbow and wrist control.
So your default plan in guard should be to fight for either the arm drag or the 2 on 1, both in gi and no gi.
Who is Rob Biernacki?
Rob Biernacki is a renowned BJJ black belt instructor who has developed a system for teaching jiu-jitsu universal concepts, fundamental movement patterns, correct biomechanics, precise technical details and innovative teaching methods.
Together with Stephan Kesting he has previously released a series of bestselling Grapplearts instructionals including The BJJ Formula, The Modern Leglock Formula, The No Gi de la Riva Formula, The Submission Formula, and The Gripfighting and Kuzushi Formula.
These instructionals have completely changed many people’s approach to jiu-jitsu and resulted in people from every continent travelling to train with him at Island Top Team.
The Arm Drag and 2 on 1 Formula is the result of years of research, competition analysis, and experimentation with techniques and strategies learned from some of the best instructors and competitors around the country.
Rob has traveled to train with Marcelo Garcia, Caio Terra, Eddie Cummings, Paul Schreiner, and Henry Akins, Ryan Hall, Dean Lister, Jake McKenzie, Ricardo Liborio, and Charles McCarthy from ATT from whom he received his black belt.
He frequently teaches seminars at academies throughout North America and is sought after for private instruction by other BJJ instructors seeking cutting edge information.
He has also coached high level competitors like BJJ legend Yuri Simoes, Bill Cooper, Matt Kwan, Kyle Boehm and others to victory in many different competitions.
Who am I?
My name is Stephan Kesting. I’m the producer and co-teacher of The Arm Drag and 2 on 1 Formula.
I’m a BJJ black belt and have been doing martial arts for over 40 years, including many grappling arts like sambo, judo, submission wrestling and shoot wrestling. I’ve been teaching online for a long time. My Youtube videos about BJJ have over 60 million views, I’ve sold tens of thousands of instructional DVDs and apps, and millions of people have visited my Grapplearts website.
Let me tell you a story back from when I was a brand new black belt…
I was visiting Marcelo Garcia’s school in New York City and got to spar with the man himself.
Now Marcelo is a multiple time gi world champion and no gi ADCC champion, and was known for a lightening-quick arm drag. He had used that arm drag to take the backs of some of the very best grapplers in the world and choke them out.
But what I didn’t know at the time was he was also a master of the other form of elbow and wrist control: the 2 on 1 grip.
Marcelo started in guard with a big smile, took ahold of my arm with a 2 on 1, and from that moment I was screwed. I simply could not get my arm free no matter how hard I tried.
He controlled my arm, swept me, got to the top, tapped me out. Again and again.
The funny thing was how easy Marcelo made the 2 on 1 grip look. He wasn’t squeezing, he wasn’t straining, this was just pure technique and perfect positioning.
On that day I learned new respect for the 2 on 1 grip. After all, I was a black belt and had 40 lbs on Marcelo, but he had used the position to wreck me.
Despite that sparring session I was never that comfortable using the 2 on 1 myself until I started working with Rob Biernacki.
As soon as I worked with Rob I suddenly understood exactly what Marcelo Garcia had been doing to me all those years ago, and – more importantly – how to incorporate those concepts, techniques and tricks into my own game.
Rob had both the depth of experience in this position AND the ability to teach it that it felt like I had made 5 years of progress overnight. And keep in mind that I had already been a BJJ black belt for 21 years when I started learning this system from him.
The Arm Drag and 2 on 1 Formula will change the way you play guard and make it much more efficient, effective, and powerful.
If you’re even a little bit interested in a more effective guard then grab this instructional right away. I endorse it completely and guarantee it 100%.
What Exactly Are You Getting in the Arm Drag and 2 on 1 Formula?
The Arm Drag and 2 on 1 Formula is a logically laid out 4 volume instructional with all the steps you need to add these attacks to your game as fast as possible.
Here’s a quick breakdown of what’s in each of the 4 volumes…
Volume 1: Arm Drag Concepts and Variations
It’s always easier to learn techniques when you understand the reasons why things are done a certain way. In this volume you’ll learn the concepts that’ll make your elbow and wrist control attacks MUCH more effective and require MUCH less effort!
- Base, Posture and Structure Simplified
- Frames Levers and Wedges
- Optimal Lever Mechanics
- What is the Dead Angle
- The Backtake or Sweep Quandary
- The Armlock Threat
- The Single Leg Threat
- Moving Yourself vs Moving Your Opponent
- Thinking of the Arm Drag and 2 on 1 as Positions
- The Equation Arm Drag
- The Cross Arm Drag
- The Arm Drag 1.0
- The Arm Drag 2.0
Volume 2: Arm Drag Attacks for both Gi and No Gi
The arm drag is everywhere! In this volume you’ll learn how to hit the arm drag from every conceivable guard configuration, both with and without the gi. Then we’ll give you some super surprising arm drag attacks to get to the back from positions your opponent will definitely not expect!
- The No Gi Arm Drag
- From Seated vs Kneeling Opponents
- From Seated vs 1 Knee Up
- From Seated vs Standing
- From the Half Guard Shell
- From the Half Guard Shell with the 2 on 1
- As a Counter to Over-Under Pass
- From de la Riva vs Standing
- From de la Riva vs Combat Base
- From Reverse de la Riva
- From Closed Guard Cross 2 on 1 to Back
- From Closed Guard Cross 2 on 1 to Mount
- Problems with Arm Drag 1.0 and 2.0 from Closed Guard
- Arm Drag Counter to the Deep Half Guard
- Arm Drag to Back from Mount
- Arm Drag to Inside Trip Takedown
- The Value of the Arm Drag in the Gi
- How to Adapt All Your No Gi Arm Drags to the Gi
- Spider Hook to Arm Drag
- Leg Lasso to Arm Drag
- Roger Gracie Arm Drag from Closed Guard
- Armpit Drag Counter to Single Leg
Volume 3: 2 on 1 Handfighting and Attacks
In this volume you’ll learn the strategies, tactics, techniques and tricks for the 2 on 1 guard. You’ll learn how to get there, how to maintain it, and how to chain your attacks together until you get the sweep or the submission. Your training partners and tournament opponents are about to lose their minds in frustration!
- Intro to the 2 on 1 Guard
- 2 on 1 Guard Concepts
- 2 on 1 Grip Details
- 2 on 1 Handfighting
- Dealing with the Row
- Dealing with External Rotation
- Dealing with Internal Rotation
- 2 on 1 Kuzushi
- Platform Armlock
- Omo Plata
- Triangle Choke
- Guillotine Choke
- 2 on 1 Cross Drag to Back
- Butterfly Elevation to the Back
- Butterfly Sweep
- 2 on 1 vs Combat Base
- Idiot Sweep vs Standing Opponent
- K Guard vs Standing Opponent
- Sweep Single vs Standing Opponent
- Retention vs Standing Opponent
DVD 4: Arm Drag and 2 on 1 Training Drills
Now that we’ve shown you all the techniques and strategies you need to make them your own. In volume 4 you’ll learn the proprietary training methods used by Rob and his team that’ll have you locking on the 2 on 1 and hitting the arm drag without even thinking about it and long before your opponent has a chance to react!
- How to use Gamification to Improve Faster
- The Arm Drag Game
- The Arm Drag Game Live Demo
- FYJJ Arm Drag
- FYJJ Arm Drag Live Demo
- FYJJ 2 on 1 Guard vs Kneeling
- FYJJ 2 on 1 Guard vs Kneeling Live Demo
- FYJJ 2 on 1 Guard vs Kneeling and Standing
- FYJJ 2 on 1 Guard vs Kneeling and Standing Live Demo
- How to Train with Rob for Free
Bonus: A Fully Illustrated Training Guide
To help you learn the material faster and train it easier I’ve put together a 50 page reference guide so you can quickly remind yourself of the techniques you want to practice.
This is a 50 page document in comic book format that you can download, print, or keep handy on your phone or tablet.
This comic book started as a series of notes I was creating for myself to more quickly and efficiently review the major points of all the material in the instructional.
But as time went on I realised how useful this reference material might be for other people, so then I went back to the drawing board and put in days of work turning my notes into this detailed comic reference guide. It was a TON of work but
The entire instantly downloadable comic is yours, totally free, when you purchase any format of The Arm Drag and 2 on 1 Formula.
Reviewing your techniques has never been so easy or so fun!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What formats is The Arm Drag and 2 on 1 Formula available in?
A: In a few days it will be available as a 4 DVD set and in an instantly available streaming format on Grapplearts.com. As part of the initial launch we’ll offering an option of getting both the DVDs and the online version for the price of just the DVDs.
Q: Is this an app, or will a series of apps with this material become available in the future.
Firstly, the on-demand digital version plays very well on smartphones and tablets anywhere that you have data or a wifi connection.
But if you prefer the information in app form then go and grab The Grapplearts BJJ Master App for Android and iOS (it’s free). Hopefully we’ll be adding this instructional to the app format soon.
Q: Is this material for gi or no gi?
A: The Gripfighting and Kuzushi Formula instructional covers BOTH gi and no gi techniques. The same fundamental concepts and principles always apply, but we’ll also show you how to tweak the technical details to make your game work optimally regardless of whether there are sleeves and lapels to grab or not.
My 365 Day Unconditional Guarantee
I’m biased obviously but I really like this instructional. I learned so much while making it that I’m sure it’ll be game-changing for you too.
Well, if you’re not happy with it for any reason at all, then you can return it to me anytime in the next 365 days for a full, no-questions-asked, hassle-free, refund.
Nobody else in the jiu-jitsu space does this this but I don’t care…
II’d rather have you as my friend than keep you as a disgruntled customer. Plus, the less risky that I make it for you to check out my products, then the more likely you are to get other products of mine in the future. So that makes it win-win.
Seriously, this 365 day, all-your-money-back guarantee takes all the risk off of you and puts it onto me. Don’t you wish everything you bought had a guarantee like that? Either you think it’s awesome or you don’t pay, and that’s just the way it should be!
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A Final Word from Stephan Kesting
The 2 on 1 is a position I’ve been wanting to work on for a long time. I’ve seen it used by the best guys in the world, and I’ve had it used on me, but mastering the position eluded me.
After working with Rob Biernacki my confidence in getting this grip and using it to control a struggling opponent vastly improved. I felt I finally had the missing pieces to finally turbo-charge this aspect of my game.
I think this instructional will give you the same confidence
P.S. As you may have noticed, the prices for this product are quite heavily discounted right now. Plus we’re including a 50 page comic-style reference guide as a bonus just to make sure you get the most out of this instructional. This discount and bonus won’t last long, and at the very least the price will be going up significantly soon.
P.P.S. Just to reiterate: if you buy this product you’re protected by my unconditional 365 day moneyback guarantee. Don’t like the material for any reason at all? No problem, you get your money back. I’d rather keep you as a satisfied friend than as a disgruntled customer!