No matter how good you are in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu… There will always be something you can work on. And yup, that’s true even for world champions and elite-level grapplers – such as Jeff Glover!
In a recent conversation with BJJ Fanatics, Jeff revealed that he was never much of a Double Leg fan:
Like, that [takedowns] has always been a struggle for me… Like shooting Double Legs. Shooting Double Legs for me was just like… I would get mad at my coach if he told me: “Jeff, shoot a Double Leg!”
And I would be like: “Motherf*cker, are you crazy? We both know I can’t do that. We both know I don’t shoot Double Legs, are you crazy, have you lost your mind? You know who this is – this is me. This is me [that you’re asking to shoot a Double Leg]!”
And my coach would then be like: “Yeah, you’re right. My bad, I don’t know what I was thinking… Your takedowns are sh*t.”
Nevertheless, he continued to work on his takedowns:
But I’m getting better at them now. I actually enjoy, I enjoy just drilling takedowns at this point in my career. It’s fun for me, it’s like surfing – like riding small waves.
Jeff Glover went on to talk about the BJJ athletes’ general reluctance to train takedowns and what his mindset about getting injured from takedowns is… As well as why you have to take advantage of “accidental Triangles”!
Watch the video below for more pieces of wisdom:
ADCC Medalist Jeff Glover Details Next-Level Wrestling Concepts That Have Been Battle-Tested And Proven Effective For BJJ!
- Apply wrestling concepts from standing, open guard, butterfly guard, and even bottom positions like mount and side control!
- Simplify the single leg with adaptations that make the single leg a go-to takedown for grapplers of all levels.