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Slick Single Leg Takedown For Jiu Jitsu

Slick Single Leg Takedown For Jiu Jitsu


Moreno's Slick Single Leg Entrance

Soul fighters Black Belt and Head BJJ Instructor at the Cage JSA in Cromwell, Connecticut, Diogo "Moreno" Araujo shows a basic but slick entrance for the single leg takedown. He also goes over some details on the single.

A pure BJJ guy showing takedowns? What is going here?? A good takedown game is so important for fighting, just look at the dominance of wrestling based fighters in the UFC. Pulling guard won't always be the best option so it's always good to have a few takedowns in your pocket even if you are pure sportive BJJ.

The single leg is one of the best wrestling takedowns adapted for BJJ. Learn some more wrestling techniques for your Jiu Jitsu.


Here are a few tips to take away from Moreno’s single leg entrance:

First establish a strong collar grip. Take note that he is gripping the gi at the shoulder. Grip too low and you are opening yourself up to a wrist lock.

Step to the side of your opponent’s lead leg. This is the leg you are going to attack.

Once you establish a double collar grip you should start breaking down your opponent’s posture. If he’s also maintaining a collar grip on you this is an opportunity to get it to break. Don’t hesitate to attack the leg once you’ve broken down his posture.

Keep your head connected to his hips once you have a tight grip below the knee walk your opponent back.

Use your knee to lift his leg up and make sure you’ve got it in an over under grip. This will open up an attack at the knee or a sweep.

Takedowns need to be incorporated for jiu jitsu in order to be a complete jiu jitsu martial artist. Wrestling is a perfect compliment for Jiu Jitsu and the skills translate over into the ground game as well.



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