Takedowns for whitebelts

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  1. Adjaar White Belt

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    At my club we hardly ever train from standing, it is usually only done when I request it, and only if the class size is relatively small (which it hardly is), as the instructor worries about injuries with larger class sizes. It is a small mat space, so I understand, but I have a tournament coming up in March and I don't think I have enough experience with takedowns. What techniques are the best options for whitebelts? Last tournament a tried to ankle-pick but I felt the guy was too strong and I couldn't make him move any direction I wanted him to.
     
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  2. jack36767 Brown Belt

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    Russian ties are a great “safety” blanket tie with lots of options that range from basic to advanced
     
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  3. Rdude92 Blue Belt

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    Since I'm a judoka, ill recommend the kouchi gari or ouchi gari. Or you can combine them both as an attack in your arsenal.
     
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    Pummel and work for the body lock, from there you will have many options and good control of your opponent. I used to train this kid in S&C for wrestling a while back and on a whim he decided to enter a Greco tournament having never done Greco before. We had a few hours to drill so we chose a hip toss variation from the body lock and worked only on that. He won the damn tournament with a single move. Granted he had previous folk/freestyle experience and it was pretty low level tourney but it worked. I think this is your best course, for now.
     
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    Thanks for the answers everyone! All great things I have no learned/thought of!
     
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    lapel grip/arm drag ankle picks
     
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    Two on one is good, especially with a gi. Try and find a judo school, it will give you another mentality and new techniques to think about it.
     
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    Osoto gari is the greatest.
     
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    single, ankle pick, knee tap, single, double, duck under, sit on your ass suplex
     
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    Too dangerous man, an ex poster killed people on teh streetz with them
     
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    Take your hard money and spend it in a judo club instead..
     
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  12. Kaffe Brown Belt

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    This single leg is really simple yet very effective. Best of all, it is low impact, so you can practice it a bunch without destroying your uke.

    Just watch out for kimura trap crazies that try to dump you on your head.



    Combine with the snapdown for when people start protecting the leg. My favorite combination is threatening with the snapdown and then shoot the single when they posture up to defend it.



    If you are in the gi and want a safe and easy one, then over the top grip to sumi gaeshi.

     
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    Nothing beats a good rugby tackle
     
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    The only easy TD is the one you drill the most.

    And if it's easy, find partners with better standup, then keep drilling.
     
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