So you prefer training no-gi… That’s alright – but what is not alright is not knowing how to set up and finish takedowns, as they’re quite different from their gi variant.
Takedowns are a must if you want to dictate the pace of a match. Joe Rogan said that fighters with strong takedown games can push the pace better because the takedown threat is always looming.
This is also the case in grappling competitions. Grapplers with strong takedowns are very difficult to deal with. This is why high-level wrestlers and Judokas are generally not allowed to compete in white belt competitions. They may not have advanced knowledge of Jiu-Jitsu, but their experience training other forms of grappling puts them a tier above total newbies.
Master body lock strategies and improve your overall BJJ game with ADCC Champ Joao Assis.
- Assis ia World No-Gi Champion and an ADCC Gold and Silver medalist and has been a black belt since 2009.
- Learn how to use the clinch, the body lock, and various scrambles to finish takedowns and sweeps, helping you to score and win more standing exchanges.