Every BJJ player should have at least 5 takedowns & throws in their arsenal.
Many BJJ players go for 1 off attacks and these rarely work (unless you are bigger or stronger than you opponent). But more often than not if your opponent sees a one off attack coming, they will counter you or avoid your throw completely.
Combinations and setups are everything!!!
We need to be like a a boxer- we need to throw combinations in order to finish our opponent and get a winning throw.
For example Osoto gari and Sasae tsuri komi ashi (and vice versa)
Harai goshi and tani otoshi (and vice versa)
Uchimata and ouchi gari (and vice versa)
Seoinage and kouchi gari (and vice versa)
High Crotch to double leg.
Single to double leg.
Start sequencing your throws. Start faking in the opposite direction BEFORE you attack and I guarantee you will throw more people and you will finally enjoy the ‘chess match’ of BJJ more than you ever have before.
There are so many to learn and some are better suited to your size, height and body. Here are 42 great takedowns for Gi and No Gi BJJ demonstrated by BJJ black belt Jason Scully. Try them out in training and choose the ones that work best for you and drill to infinity to develop muscle memory.