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Stop Telegraphing Your Double Legs. Try This Powerful Misdirection Double Instead

Once you’ve gotten a bit more comfortable with wrestling and once you’ve learned a couple of basic takedowns, it is time to turn towards practicing „The Sweet Art of The Feint“; that...

John Danaher: “Even If You Pull Guard, You Need To Learn Takedowns”

No matter what some may tell you, there’s no shame in being a guard puller. It’s a legit move and tactic to use in training and competition alike; so, as far as sports Jiu-Jitsu is...

How Can You Improve Your Takedowns When Training in a BJJ Academy?

If you are an owner and/or a coach in a BJJ academy, it might be the case that your students haven’t done a lot of takedown training up until now. Whatever the reason for that may be, it...

BJJ Advice: Don’t Stop Mid-Sweep… Establish Top Position

If you’ve been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at any length of time and are finally starting to understand it a bit, then you’ve probably heard your coach say something along the lines of:...

This Is The Simplest Single Leg Variation You’ll Learn – And You’ll Love It

Ah, the Single Leg… We know, we know. You actually do like this takedown technique, even though you suck at it. But you’d still prefer to not be so bad at it, although it is – for...

Kit Dale: “Not Being Good At Takedowns Comes With Many Problems”

Yeah, we get it – you’re not that good with takedowns. You never were and you, kind of, believe that takedowns just aren’t your “thing”. But here’s the problem: if...

Yoko Tomoe Nage – The Perfect Judo Throw For BJJ Practitioners

Hey… We get it. Judo throws have never been your “thing” when it comes to BJJ. You’ve never felt comfortable with using them when you roll. Plus, when you face someone whose grips send the:...

This No-Gi Kouchi Gari Variation Is An Easy Takedown Option

You know what they say: the simplest of solutions are often the best of solutions. Be it in life or on the mats. So, if you are having some life or grappling related problems, perhaps it’s time...

This Double Leg Variation Works Great For Taller Grapplers & MMA Fighters

The Double Leg takedown is one of the first takedowns you’ll learn in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. And rightfully so; it isn’t (too) complicated for the beginner grappler, while at the same time...

Finish The Single Leg With This Simple Leg Lift Technique

Getting to the Single Leg is already hard… But getting the actual takedown can be even tougher. Especially if your opponent knows how to defend and if your favorite setup (i.e. probably...

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza Teaches Best Takedown Grips & Drills

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza is one of the most dominant Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes in history. His modern approach to the “game” is what inspired many to follow the same tracks;...

John Danaher: “These Are The Highest Percentage Takedowns in BJJ & MMA”

Takedowns aren’t something that a lot of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes are great in. However, if you want to develop a well-rounded BJJ game, then you have to work on your stand up skill. So, if...

The “Shoulder Tap” Is One of The Easiest Takedowns from The Back

Do you suck at takedowns? No shame in it; but you have to do something about that… At least if you don’t want to spend your whole life butt-scooting towards your opponents. So,...

Try This Snatch Single Leg Takedown: Even a White Belt Can Do It

Are you a white belt without a grappling background… Or you simply haven’t given much time nor attention to learning takedowns? Whatever the case may be, it’s vital that you start...

Wrestling World Champ J’Den Cox Explains Biggest Takedown Mistakes That BJJ Athletes Make

Be honest with us… Do you feel as if your takedowns somewhat suck? That no matter how good your ground game is, that it isn’t enough to foreshadow your lack of wrestling skills? If the...

Can A BJJ Guy With No Wrestling Experience Be Good At Takedowns?

So you’ve been training BJJ for some time now, and you came to a frightening conclusion – your takedowns suck! But, luckily enough, you aren’t willing to let it remain that way…...

A Simple Takedown Plan For BJJ White Belts That Works GREAT!

When you’re a BJJ white belt, there are a lot of unknowns! How are you supposed to transition from one position to another, what are you supposed to do when you pass the guard, how to solidify...

Try This High Crotch to Double Leg Instead of Telegraphing Your Double Legs

Oh yes – the double leg and its fun variations! It’s certain that we will never have enough of the versatility of this takedown and of seeing it work in real time. So, today we’ll...

This Is How To Use The Collar Drag To Start Attacking From The Bottom

Do you consider yourself to be a good, or at least an average bottom guard BJJ player? How about in the Gi – are you any better in it than without it? Whatever your answer may be, the truth is...

Effective & Easy Ankle Pick Takedown With Robert Drysdale

The Ankle Pick is such a great takedown for jiujiteiros – even though it does (as all techniques do, truth be told) require a bit of practice and repetition in order to pull it off more...

The Easiest Takedown To Do in Judo and BJJ

Matt D’Aquino, a multiple Australian and Oceania Champion and a 2008 Beijing Judo Olympian shows what he feels is the easiest takedown to do in both Judo and BJJ competition. He has been studying...

Key Details For Setting Up A Perfect Ippon Seoi Nage

The Ippon Seoi Nage is a powerful Judo throw, and it’s often one of the earliest throws that are taught to students. However, just because it’s taught early doesn’t mean that all of...

No Gi Uchi Mata Variations That You Can Use Right Now!

You don’t need a lot of takedowns in your skill-set to feel confident when starting a match from the feet. You simply need to pick a few of them, practice them as much as you can and from as...

Opponent Has An Underhook? Mickey Gall Shows The Gracie Shoulder Rip

There is a lot of things that jiujiteiros could learn from wrestlers, judokas and other predominantly stand-up fighters. And no, it’s not just about how to throw somebody in the air and slam...