12 Simple Single Leg Takedowns

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  1. BJJ NINJA

    BJJ NINJA Turtle Power

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    These are 12 of my favorite, go-to single leg takedowns. These are simple to attack, easy to learn takedowns for any BJJ practitioner.

    Thank you for watching.


     
  2. DVD review guy

    DVD review guy Green Belt

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    Good find, thanks TS!

    I like the arm drag single leg, 55 seconds in:icon_idea
     
  3. Einarr

    Einarr Banned Banned

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    No Single Leg > Faceplant Osoto Gari? :icon_cry2
     
  4. Dirty Holt

    Dirty Holt Black Belt Professional Fighter

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    Good lord. No.
     
  5. thegreenblender

    thegreenblender Brown Belt

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    What particularly are you taking issue with, Holt? Besides the danger music...
     
  6. SummerStriker

    SummerStriker Black Belt

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    Yeah man, that video is on the higher end of jacket wrestling technique. I've read enough of your stuff to have an idea where you are coming from, but if it weren't for critiquing of accepted technique I probably wouldn't bother posting here. Please go on.
     
  7. _Glorfindel_

    _Glorfindel_ MMA Coach

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    Head positioning, penetration step etc...Lots of errors...
     
  8. Zankou

    Zankou Bringing peace and love Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Probably the terrible single leg technique is what he felt offended by.

    This is a classic compilation of BJJ takedown technique.
     
  9. Ice 9 Cobra

    Ice 9 Cobra Black Belt

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    That shot though. So deep.
     
  10. Badger67

    Badger67 Taxidea taxus

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    This is why i love it when BJJ practitioners try to take me down.
     
  11. Sexy Pants

    Sexy Pants Blue Belt

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    Not Bad on a BJJ scale. Not Good on a Wrestling scale.
     
  12. Dirty Holt

    Dirty Holt Black Belt Professional Fighter

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    I am not trying to pile on the video maker in any way. I am glad they tried their hand at helping inform the BJJ community. That being said,

    The wrestling technique in this video is at least on par or below any of Ari Bolden's old sub101 videos. Anyone who has been wrestling for 4-5 years competitively (highschool or above) can instantly see the massive, massive flaws in technique. There are so many things that are fundamentally wrong in the video. A few examples:

    Not a single set up to any shot. Cardinal sin in wrestling 101. You learn this day one of peewee wrestling. Always set up your shots. Period.

    Never grips hands on a single. Its like he is playing a guitar. Again, you learn this first day of wrestling. Lock your hands on a single.

    Head down in crotch. No.

    Tries a mid air cut back? WTF?

    As one poster said, decent BJJ wrestling, shit show wrestling technique. Im no saint either, but take the video for what its worth: Very very low level to improper wrestling technique performed by a somewhat competent BJJ practitioner.
     
  13. georgegreece

    georgegreece Banned Banned

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    yes only for bjj
     
  14. snakeybizz

    snakeybizz Purple Belt

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    unnecessary harsh criticism from sherdog yet again

    [YT]Wui-PNqJrxs[/YT]
     
  15. pauljitz

    pauljitz White Belt

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    Wrestling is the part of BJJ a practitioner most likely never will be good at. Thats is why I love the Cobrinha/Mendes style collargrip single leg. It doesn't require the same physical skills of wrestler imo. Set ups, leg grab, posture, takedown, pass. Everything of the initial gripping and set ups available for the common BJJ stand up postures. Easy enough to pull of on judokas and the only thing I could see myself pulling off on a half assed wrestler. I think the key of the set ups is to make the opponent put his weight on the collar side foot.

    This with the odd foot sweep and wristlock is the base of my stand up.

    http://youtu.be/ntsWdeUPmjk[/URL]


    M2C..
     
  16. yetanother

    yetanother Black Belt

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    How would you do set up a low single shot in the gi without getting your collar gripped and pulled?
    I'm learning the low single from the "How Low Can You Go, II" John Smith dvd at which obviously does address collar grips and guard pulling :/
     
  17. PointyShinyBurn

    PointyShinyBurn Purple Belt

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    I'm a pretty half-arsed wrestler and I can see the fundamental problems with the video. The movements are basically wrong in the same way trying to armbar the forearm or pass guard with a school-yard head lock are wrong .
     
  18. Calibur

    Calibur Jiu Jitsu Snob

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    F12 is a technique forum not a fan site.

    He clearly stated what was wrong with the technique and he was a lot nicer about it than he had to be.

    I've learned over the years that pussyfooting around someone's errors just prolongs issues.
     
  19. rmongler

    rmongler Black Belt

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    Well at the least he's trying, that's a lot better than what a lot of other jiujiteiros can say.
     
  20. youngsteinel

    youngsteinel Silver Belt

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    You have to have your head up in his ribs, your head is way too low. How you held the leg was incorrect, both when driving up, and when having it in the air. All finishes are extremely subpar.
     

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