As we all know, the single leg is one of the most basic and high percentage takedowns in jiu jitsu. Whether youʼre standing on the ground, you need to incorporate the single leg takedown into your game – but just as importantly, you need to know how to DEFEND it as well.
In fact, you should feel just as comfortable GETTING single legged as you do when you are taking someone down.
In this video, BJJ brown belt and No Gi world champion Giancarlo Bodoni who is an instructor at Bernardo Faria’s academy in Massachusetts explains the basic principles of the single leg takedown defense in the Gi.
Giancarlo sets it up from a modified Russian tie 2 on 1 control. When the opponent defends by trying to pull out his arm, Giancarlo uses the opportunity to snatch a leg. From there he has a really smart way to the opponent down using the action-reaction principle.
Letʼs watch the video, and then weʼll dissect each element of the move:
Let’s face it—BJJ players suck at takedowns. With our help, you will take them down faster, push the pace easier, and SCORE more!
Learn to SNATCH one of the most effective TAKEDOWNS from EVERY position with Brown Belt World Champion Giancarlo Bodoni.