You don’t need a lot of takedowns in your skill-set to feel confident when starting a match from the feet. You simply need to pick a few of them, practice them as much as you can and from as much scenarios as you can think of; and you will achieve a solid stand up game for your Jiu Jitsu.
One of the takedowns which you’ll find especially useful is the Uchi Mata.
Not all throws have to be “successful”. That is, not every throw has to finish with your opponent on the mats, for you to take advantage of it.
For instance, the Uchi Mata can be used to set up a Front Headlock.
Here’s how, as demonstrated by Giancarlo Bodoni:
You don’t need a Gi to land big time throws and takedowns, and Travis Stevens is here to show you how with No Gi Takedowns.
- Adapt your Judo game to No Gi!
- Learn how to utilize no-gi grips to gain similar advantages over your opponent as you would with the gi.