I was curious on this, why do they not teach takedowns earlier in BJJ? I read somewhere on the boards they don't teach takedowns until you are like a black belt (not sure if its true), but either way it has been shown in MMA that BJJ fighters dont have very good takedowns. BJJ is all ground fighting, and i say this because when i rolled for a few months we started on the mat in someones guard. But isn't it useless to teach ground fighting without teaching somenoe how to GET IT to the ground? This is not BJJ bashing i am just curious. Thanks, my first post in the grappling forum, hopefully there are some cool heads in here.