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The Snap Down Setup Against (Bad) Wrestlers In Jiu-Jitsu

The reality is that the majority of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athletes are bad at wrestling. And not just when it comes to their offense, but their defense as well – for example, their reaction time...

[WATCH] Is This The Greatest Suplex Throw In History?

During the 1972 Olympics, an unforgettable scene took place during the Greco-Roman wrestling competition. Chris Taylor of the United States, weighing in at a colossal 198 kilograms, faced off against...

This “Bear Hug” Throw Works Great In Self Defense

The ultimate position in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu? Yup, you know it – taking the opponent’s back. Whether it’s while on the mats or while standing, when you take the opponent’s back… They’re...

The Back Bend Takedown: Great Takedown Option For Less Athletic People

Upper body throws and takedowns look cool for the audience (and it’s DEFINITELY not fun for the guy landing on the mat) but that’s not why. There is real strategy going into this game plan!...

Satoshi Ishii Shows A Great Judo Throw Setup For BJJ Athletes

Takedowns are the mark of all grappling sports (Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, Sambo etc). They all rely on taking the fight to the ground, regardless of what you do afterwards. Takedowns can be a tough...

Ura Nage Back Throw: A Simple Takedown Technique

Ura nage in Japanese terminology means the rear throw. It is one of the original 40 throws of judo developed by Jigoro Kano. Worth noting, it’s classified as a rear sacrifice technique. Many people...

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza Shows Best Takedown Drills And Grips For Jiu-Jitsu

Your takedowns could use some work, couldn’t they? Yup, it’s time to start improving them – and there’s no better way to do that than to focus on your grips and drills!...

Georges St-Pierre’s Perspective On Takedowns Will Blow Your Mind

It goes without saying that Georges St-Pierre is one of the greatest mixed martial arts athletes that ever lived. And, as it is always the case with successful fighters, it’s not just his...

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza Teaches The Best Grips Take Everybody Down In Jiu-Jitsu

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu legend, known – among other things – for his superb takedown and throw skills. So, if you want to improve your stand-up game in...

Garry Tonon Has An Easy-To-Do Takedown Setup (It’ll Fool Your Opponents)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu doesn’t have to be complicated. Sure, some techniques, setups, and sequences are more complicated than others… But you can always opt for perfectionism in the more...

This Is A Jiu-Jitsu Takedown Setup Everyone Should Learn

One of the worst habits you could develop in training is that you reach with both of your hands – both in BJJ and in MMA alike. This is often done in order to make that first physical contact...

The Knee Tap Trip Is An Awesome Takedown Option

If you have the underhook and you have the Collar Tie on the opposite side… Then there are quite a bit of throws and takedowns that you could set up against your training partner. And the Knee...

This Duck Under To 50/50 Heel Hook Is As Unexpected As It Gets

One of the best things you could do to increase the number of taps you get in training (as well – and even more importantly – in competition), is to focus on setting up techniques when...

Shuck To Arm Triangle: The Setup You NEED To Know

The Shuck is an incredibly useful wrestling technique, that will not only keep you safe from opponent’s grips – but also make it possible for you to setup attacks of your own!...

The „Limp Leg“ Single Leg Defense Is Great For MMA

Sometimes, it seems like Jiu-Jitsu – and submission grappling as a whole – is super complicated. And yes, it can be. But it depends on how complicated you want to make it. On which techniques you...

This Single Leg Defense Is So Simple & Works Really Well

So your opponent shot for a Single Leg and their head is on the inside… And yes, they have a good grip on your leg. You’ve got just a second (or less) to react, otherwise you’re...

Here’s How To Defend Against The Body Lock (From Standing) In Jiu-Jitsu

So you’ve finally decided to start improving your stand-up skills and you’re training regularly… But one of the problems you (often) find yourself in is that your training partners...

De Ashi Harai: Great Takedown For BJJ Practitioners

De Ashi Harai is one of the easiest takedowns that you, as a BJJ practitioner, should learn. Here’s how to do it. Craig Jones demonstrates the De Ashi Harai takedown on the video below: You...

This Shin To Shin Ankle Pick Works Great In The Gi (Use The Lapel)

The Shin To Shin is one of the most resourceful guards from seated position in Jiu-Jitsu – simply because it offers a lot of attacking opportunities. And not just when it comes to sweeps, leg...

This Is A Super High Percentage Single Leg Entry (You Have To Learn It)

Struggling to set up the Single Leg takedown? Well, chances are that the reason behind this is that you’re not making your training partners react before you go for it. Meaning, you...

Nicky Rodriguez Shows The Long Distance Snap Down (Against Squared Stance)

Playing the takedown game in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu doesn’t have to be too complicated. Actually, it can be quite simple – if you learn how to set up takedowns which don’t require too many moves....

Buchecha Shows The Best Double Leg Takedown For Jiu-Jitsu

Wanna expand your takedown skills in the gi? Then you have to learn this Double Leg takedown setup! The Double leg takedown is most probably the most common and high percentage takedown in BJJ and...

Vagner Rocha Explains How To Do The Ankle Pick Takedown

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...

Omoplata Counter vs Single Leg Takedown: Works Better Than You Think

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 whatever...