It’s impossible for any serious BJJ practitioner to have too many throws in his/her arsenal. That’s
because you might have a hard time getting some opponents down with certain techniques, while
others work like a charm.
This ankle pick technique is one of those throws. It’s a wrestling-style throw that’s
often used by judokas. It is a pretty straightforward move. To execute it, simply carry out the
The Ankle Pick is, arguably, one of the best takedowns for BJJ athletes.
For example, here’s a cool variation that works against all levels.
João Rocha demonstrates:
Score Takedowns From Your Feet With This BJJ-Specific Blueprint For Throws, Shots, & More From João Gabriel Rocha, One Of The Best And Most Mobile Big Men In Jiu-Jitsu
- Figure our what is most important to focus on from your feet as João breaks down the concepts you need to understand to be a takedown artist.
- João is an elite black belt competitor, including two black belt Pan American Championships and 3 IBJJF World Championship finals appearances.