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ankle pick, Bernardo Faria, bjj, Jimmy Pedro, judo, Judo Throws, Takedowns, white belt -

You show up for class like any other day, change into your rashguard and gi and head onto the mats to stretch a bit because you're early.  As you casually stretch out your hamstrings and inner thighs, you overhear your Coach telling another student, "We're gonna work some takedowns tonight.  Gonna start some matches from the feet." Start from the feet?  What in the "Rafa Mendes" is that?  You're only on your first three months of BJJ, so every match or roll you've had has started from the knees.  Or maybe you've been attending class for quite some time and...

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Ankle Pick, bjj, Double Leg, jiu jitsu, Single Leg Takedown, Takedown, Takedowns, techniques, Wrestling -

Takedowns are a critical part of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  In order to be a well-rounded bjj practitioner, you have to be able to take your opponent down.  Bjj is widely criticized for having “butt scooters” or “guard pullers.”  Takedowns are important to know for self-defense, sport, and MMA. Three of the best takedowns for bjj are the single leg, the double leg, and the ankle pick.  These three takedowns are imperative to learn, and are all you need to bring your opponent to the ground.  The single leg and double leg are the highest percentage takedowns in bjj, MMA, and...

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