The reality is that the majority of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes are bad at wrestling. And not just when it comes to their offense, but their defense as well – for example, their reaction time when someone takes a shot.
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.
Additionally, if your shot fails, you can end up in a bad position or risk getting submitted. One excellent way to set these up is through snap downs. This movement will allow you to distract your opponent and make him easier to attack with a double or single leg.
If you want to work on your wrestling, you can take advantage of this.
Here’s a great Snap Down variation that works great against bad wrestlers in BJJ:
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