GB Technique : Takedowns With Prof. Carlos Liberi

racie Barra Blog we are looking at some advanced level standup techniques from the head of Gracie Barra Campinas in Sao Paulo, Brazil Prof. Carlos Liberi.
Training for over 20 years, Prof. Liberi is one of Gracie Barra’s most experienced instructors and his style of jiu-jitsu is very creative. In the technique videos that we feature in this article, you’ll notice creative variations on well known takedowns that you may not have seen anywhere else.
Let’s take a look at some of Prof. Liberi’s best takedown videos for some ideas that you can try in your own standup game.
1) Harai Goshi MMA
The classic judo and is seen in wrestling off of an overhook. This technique is the variation of the family of hip throws that we see most often in MMA.

2) Drop shoulder throw (Double grip variation) / Kata Eri Seoi Nage

The Seoi nage is one of the most successful throwing techniques at the international level in judo and is effective in jiu-jitsu also.

3) Drop shoulder throw (No-gi variation) / Kata Eri Seoi Nage #2
Whole the previous and classical version of the seoi nage required double lapel grips, this is a variation suitable for no-gi by adapting the grips.

4) Combination – Foot Sweeps / Sasae Tsurikomi
The “sasae” or propping foot throw is a really versatile throw for both traditional judo and no-gi gripping as well. Prof. Liberi first attacks the sasae and then follows up with outside trip for the takedown.

5) Combination – Fireman’s Carry to Double / Finata De Kata Guruma Com Catada De Pernas
Effective standup relies a lot on attack combinations, using your opponent’s defensive reactions to your first technique to throw with the second takedown.

Website of Prof. Liberi
See also on Gracie Barra : The Arm Bar
Credits: Mark Mullen
Gracie Barra Black belt based in Asia
Instagram: markmullen.bjj