When training BJJ where most of the focus is on the ground, you won’t always have time to train Judo or Wrestling as much as you’d like. It’s about making a choice: do you want to be a fantastic ground grappler with decent takedowns or do you want to have to have a good ground game and good takedowns?
When it comes to takedowns to choose, not all takedowns in Brazilian Jiujitsu are created equal.
Some takedowns are more risky than others. You may risk giving up your back (Seoi Nage) or get sprawled on hard (double leg). Some takedowns are more dangerous and some are safer.
Some takedowns and throws are higher percentage and some are lower percentage, and some will even put you at risk of being submitted.
Here are 5 takedowns to avoid for beginners and also there are alternatives for all but 1!
This is a need to watch video for any beginner in BJJ, or white belt or blue belt whether you start standing or not!
Learn how to wrestle in the gi from one of BJJ’s most successful champions ever, Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida.
Buchecha explains his concepts around how to read his opponents and choosing which takedown is best, how he breaks stubborn grips, and how even much smaller fighters can still find success by focusing on these fundamentals.