The Most Dangerous Takedown in Judo & BJJ

The Most Dangerous Takedown in Judo & BJJ

Stephan Kesting teaches Kani Basami, the most dangerous throw in Judo and BJJ.

kani basami was used to deliberately injure people especially in Japan. Before the technique was banned many high-schools/colleges in Japan sent some of their players to practise with other schools’ best players (people who were considered a threat to their best players in competition) before big competitions in order to cripple them. This kept happening over and over again, a pattern was noticed by the officials and kani-basami was banned.

The famed BJJ instructor John Danaher has noticed over the years that 90 percent of injuries in BJJ happen because of bodies falling in an uncontrolled manner.

This is why he has banned 3 techniques from his classes:

  • Guard jumping aka jumping to closed guard.
  • Scissor takedowns.
  • Tani Otoshi.

Kani-basami is dangerous to the knees, nothing is lost with it being banned judo and BJJ.

Kani Basami, Ryo Chonan vs Anderson Silva:

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