wrestling take downs

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by jludley, Dec 13, 2005.

  1. jludley

    jludley Purple Belt

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    sorry if this was posted before but my computer is being wierd. What is your favorite take down and how do you do it this goes for all kinds of grappling. post pics if you have them please I know a bunch but there are more out there that I dont know about and Im curious because I think with the takedown you gain control like you want in any grappling match IMO.
     
  2. Soulfly

    Soulfly Guest

    Favorite WRESTLING take down or ANY takedown?
     
  3. jludley

    jludley Purple Belt

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    any take down sorry bout that
     
  4. Senterian

    Senterian Orange Belt

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    My favorite wrestling takedown that i used a ton was the Cowboy... pathetically easy to counter but still won me a TON of matches...

    i still use it from time to time as a take down in BJJ... tho now i do love to play alot with bouncing and opponet and then shooting in for a double leg...
     
  5. Brand Nizzle

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    One of my *signiture* moves that I use so much and find so effective is a headlock throw . I get a head lock (left arm underhook, lock up with my right arm over opponents head), step over across with my right leg, then scoot my left leg back and he ends up getting thrown over me back. The only problem is 1 times out of ten I could get rolled over, but if I do it hard enough usually theres no chance of me getting rolled.

    That and a double leg, single leg + running the pipe, underhook series, step behinds, idk there is a whole bunch I like to use but the main two are just a double leg and that headlock throw I mentioned.
     
  6. Rory McDonell

    Rory McDonell Green Belt Professional Fighter

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    Brand Nizzle, does it look like the trhow in my pic?
    I'm in the red, that was from Nationals last year, its my favorite takedown.
     
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    CanadianStriker Yellow Belt

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    I prefer the double leg take down. It gives you the opportunity for a powerful slam, and if done properly it can give you side control imediately.
     
  8. bacon

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    1) Fireman's carry
    2) low/outside single leg
    3) latteral drop/overunder/baseball throw (it's got a million names)
    4) duck under
    5) arm drag

    Fireman's carry is number one because it looks so damn sweet.

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  9. bacon

    bacon Silver Belt

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    I think nizzle is talkin about a head and arm... and if you miss one on a good wrestler, you can get thrown across the mat.
     
  10. Rory McDonell

    Rory McDonell Green Belt Professional Fighter

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    yikes, or even worse giving up your back, I'd never try a throw like that outside of wrestling. Maybe from the knees, but even then its risky.
     
  11. bacon

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    The head and arm is one of the easiest moves to learn, but it's also very easy to counter (dropping hips and launching opponent to the next county) I never taught it to first year kids because they'd build up a false sense of security around it and wouldn't develop their other takedowns. When you do hit it correctly, its a crowd pleaser, but I've seen too many kids miss it and end up in a bad spot. But if Nizzle can consistantly pull it off, more power to him.
     
  12. Rory McDonell

    Rory McDonell Green Belt Professional Fighter

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    ever watch girls wrestling? at the highschool levels and even some university matches, all they do is reach around each other looking for that throw, I hate reffin those matches.
     
  13. bacon

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    Never went to a girls tourny. I know what you mean though. Headhunters annoy me.
    I've only seen one girl dominate a HS tourny....she was 103, had a mullet and was missing a tooth. True story. She was a leg rider and tech'd just about everyone that day.
     
  14. Gaylon Cooper

    Gaylon Cooper Orange Belt Professional Fighter

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    In Wrestling it always was a bear hug, I enjoyed hugging a guy straight to his back.

    Now I am more into arm throws and arm spins
     
  15. Spoonman7

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    I like footsweeps myself I NEVER shoot. I like De Ashi Barai, Ko uchi gari and O uchi Gari
     
  16. GuardGame

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    Cant wait til i start takin JUDO!!!
     
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    I don't know the name of my favourite take down but ill explain it.

    I stand infront of my opponent pull his head down so ive got him in a front headlock, i then underhook his left arm with my right arm while still holding his head still with my left arm, I then lift his arm upwards and push his head to the right and he spins in mid-air onto his back with me landing ontop of him, I dont know why I use this move I kinda just made it up in the middle of a match and ive used it ever since.

    By the way I do freestyle wrestling so im not sure if its legal in folkstyle or greco roman
     
  18. Soulfly

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    I also love the foot sweeps. Kosotogake and Ouchigake being my favorites. Hip throw seem to work pretty well for me, especially o goshi and koshi guruma.

    When it comes to wrestling, firemans carry (kata guruma) and Kibisugaeshi (heel trip reversal) are most successful for me.
    Occasionally I can throw a greco pickup if it's unexpected (like Uranage but with a bodylock from their side. In midair I twist so they land on their head / shoulder area.)
     
  19. Brad

    Brad Yellow Belt

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    One of my favorite takedowns is actually when I fail a double leg.

    change levels and shoot, the guy sprawls, I'll pretend to be a noob and try to back out, alot of times I can get him to step foward and I can go straight for the knee pick and drive him over. It's not the prettiest, but it works. and finding yourself in a sprawl is a pretty common occurence, so I find this pretty practical.
     
  20. Soulfly

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    We used to do this all the time in my last martial art I took. It was a great takedown and worked from a variety of positions. The name escapes me now however.

    You can also use it from the clinch range if you're close enough. If you push too hard they'll make a 360, trying to stand up facing you. This is a perfect time to feed them a knee on their way around.
     

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