Hey guys, I have been doing submission wrestling and Jiu Jitsu tournaments for 3 years now, and I have noticed a major lack in takedown skills. I was all league wrestler in HS and have a brown belt in Kodokan Judo. I have only been to a few BJJ classes, but why is it that they seem to put so little emphasis on them. A lot of the tournaments takedowns are worth substantial points, especially ones that leave you outside of your opponents guard. When I was first starting out I won the NAGA's with takedowns and hip control. If a BJJ practitioner would explain this to me I would appreciate it. side note: We arent a typical Judo School our ground work is very well reguarded we have a 50/50 realtionship with throws and submissions.