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Finishing the single leg

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by ozyabbas, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. ozyabbas Purple Belt

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    I find myself being able to get a single leg quite often recently, putting my head inside and pinching my legs. I just can't seem to finish alot of them.

    Anyone here have any ideas.

    ps whilst you are wearing a gi.
     
  2. Poseidon9 Green Belt

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    Run the pipe... pull the leg, circle and use head pressure to finish the takedown.
    Could also move your head to the outside and switch to a double.
     
  3. Chinaboxer Blue Belt

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    if my opponent has good balance and I feel I am losing the single, i switch to body wrap and then cradle dump.

    Marcelo Garcia ftw!

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  4. Mr. Switch TALLY HO!

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    In the Gi...
    *keep hold of the opposite gi lapel to the leg you've grabbed
    *then if you yank down in a circular motion
    *whilst driving forward with your head/shoulder on their ribs
     
  5. Arvinator White Belt

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    Make sure you get ahold of the ankle it makes it 10x easier.
     
  6. MonkeyNuts! Rear Naked Poker

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    push with your head as you circle, but you also gotta push down with which ever shoulder is pressing on top of the leg.
     
  7. armtriangle Brown Belt

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    there are literally 100 different ways to finish a single leg. no one technique works all the time. you have to use the finish that best applies to the pressure youre getting from your opponent's defense.

    1. bunny hop- pull teh single toward you and reach for the far knee
    2. dump- inside head pressure, big circle step with you back leg, dumop him on his butt
    3. reach around- far arm goes to thigh, near arm around waist, back heel trip
    4. front trip- use leg to block about teh knee and shove opp forward
    5. back trip- if head is on teh outside, blockbehind knee and shove backward
    6. lawn mower- pull leg high into the air in a lawn mower motion
    7. shoulder trip- keep raising leg, put it on you shoulder, perform back trip
    8. switch to double- head is on outside, step across for double
    9. oklahoma or navy- head stays inside, near leg wraps, far arm shoot through (watch out for spladle)
    10. lift- drop hips, pick opp up crack down or slip out

    i know these are extremely vague and dont help at all, but it gives you an idea how many ways there are to finish a single. its best to learn 2 or 3 finishes that work well for differnt defenses. then take what is given to you. for example. if your opponent lets you have the leg but pushes you head away, teh bunny hop works. if they hip in hard and whizzer, oklahoma. if they try to square up and sprawl, switch to a back trip.
     
  8. steeljaw2 Black Belt

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    i kinda like that vid..
     
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    although this is wrestling and not bjj,i often shoot like this and im never really in any real danger, gi or no gi, usually the guy falls right to his back, i shoot alot like the one at :24 sec
     
  10. georgejjr Black Belt

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    Find a wrestling coach (high school or college) in your town, and ask him for 15 minutes of his time to watch what you're doing - 95% will be happy to do so (assuming you catch them at a reasonable time). Otherwise, post a video of yourself doing a single ...

    Actually, just noticed you said while wearing a gi. Do the above, but with a competitive (as opposed to recreational ... the traditional guys often don't know pickups) judo coach :redface:
    The gi changes the technique because of the way your opponent defends.
     
  11. ijustwannasurf Brown Belt

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    I finish with stepping back with my outside leg, then bringing my head and shoulder down toward that ankle. I tend to drop my whole body with it, then switch base to pull out my inside leg and take side control
     
  12. Nickynoneck Purple Belt

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    just dont do a single to a judo guy cuz you wil get thrown very easily
     
  13. WrestlingNerd Green Belt

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    Just switch to a double.
     
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