One of the best ways to take down your opponent in grappling and jiu-jitsu is undoubtedly through the use of single and double legs. However, although these takedowns are often regarded as “fundamental,” they can be tough to set up against tougher opponents. This is because a good shot will always include a level change and a penetration step, which can be very hard to get to against athletic opponents in a good stance.
Setting up takedowns doesn’t have to be difficult. You just have to focus on off balancing your opponent first – and only then go for the takedown itself.
For example, you can use the Inside Tie side-to-side Snap Downs to create a huge off balance… Which you can also use for Guillotine Choke setups.
John Danaher shows how on the video below:
Simple Takedowns That Work At Any Level. 3x National Champ Ed Ruth From Penn State Shows You His Unstoppable Takedown System: Scientific Shots.
- 3-time NCAA Champion Ed Ruth was a point scoring machine in college, and now you can learn the takedowns that helped make him great.
- These are the shots that worked in the NCAA finals, and they can work for anyone.