Georges St. Pierre, the former UFC welterweight champion was arguably one of the best takedown artists in MMA. He was able to out-wrestle many elite level wrestlers and all this without even having a wrestling background. Yes, that’s right. GSP grew up training Kyukoshinkai karate then later took up BJJ. It was only when he started training for MMA that he incorporated Wrestling in his game and he became incredibly efficient at it.
GSP wasn’t the most technical Wrestler and he didn’t mix up takedowns as well as more accomplished Wrestlers such as Ben Askren, but he had something that many didn’t: he had the best Wrestling for MMA.
His timing was top notch and he could double leg anybody.
In this video, we will be demonstrating 10 tactics used by Georges St. Pierre, one of the greatest of all times, followed by the author applying these tactics in real time sparring so that we can see what it looks like when a regular guy uses these tactics (since we’re not UFC Champions).
Wrestling can make or break you in a tournament. If you, like many other want to win the ADCC one day, you better start training wrestling now! This can give you the competitive edge. If you don’t have a place to train wrestling, check out Hudson Taylor’s “Wrestling for BJJ” DVD Set. Hudson was a division 1 all American wrestler and he is a blue belt World Champion.
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