In BJJ, you don’t need more than 5 takedowns to have an effective stand up game that can win you matches or keep you safe in a self defense situation.
That may not seem like much but if you are able to link those takedowns together and use them against all types of opponents then you are good to go.
In this video, you can see 5 great options when using the cross collar grip. Make sure to chain these takedowns together for extra success:
Learn how to wrestle in the gi from one of BJJ’s most successful champions ever, Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida.
Buchecha explains his concepts around how to read his opponents and choosing which takedown is best, how he breaks stubborn grips, and how even much smaller fighters can still find success by focusing on these fundamentals.