Judo is one of those arts who are always trying to make themselves more attractive in order to advance the art. This has been a defining principle among many rule changes Judo has survived over the years.
With the rule change in Judo, Leg grabs are now considered a normal shido. This means that a single leg grab (or a leg touch) will not result in hansoku-make..
Leg grabs are now to be regular shido infringement – which means that people will be less conservative in their style. In the past you had to be incredibly careful to not even touch the legs.
Double leg takedown or Morote Gari in Judo is is probably the most utilized and high percentage takedown in MMA. And it is not only used in that sport, but also in many others like freestyle wrestling, BJJ, grappling, sambo, sanshou…etc.
Back in the day in Judo, it used to be a staple of Judo techniques.
This video by Chadi shows the various forms of Judo’s double leg takedowns:
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