Lets start by saying that wrestlers are the hardest opponents to deal with. They have explosion, strength and body control like nobody. They can keep the fight standing or take it to the ground. Many of the UFC champions come from strong wrestling pedigrees. There is no denying their effectiveness, but they don’t have to be a living nightmare for you, because like every art out there, they have some weaknesses we can exploit.
The FIGHTTIPS coaches discuss strikers’ takedown defense strategies against wrestlers.
Bubba Jenkins who is a 2011 NCAA Division I Champion at 157 lbs. for Arizona State University shows how a striker can stop a takedown with a strike.
He believe that this punch set up is the ultimate weapon to use against wrestlers in MMA:
Unless you grew up wrestling takedowns in NOGI can be a real challenge! Travis Stevens made this video to help people just starting out in Jiu Jitsu or someone just looking for some basic self-defense.
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.