6 Takedowns Demonstrated By Gracie Barra Instructors

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Here are 6 takedown techniques for you to try – shown by Gracie Barra instructors:

1) Single Leg Takedown
Former Ohio State wrestler and Gracie Barra Jiu Jitsu World Champion AJ Agazarm shows a sinlge leg takedown for Jiu Jitsu.

2) Shoulder Throw / Drop Ippon Seionage
Professor Fabio Costa shows his favorite shoulder throw from a foot sweep setup. Prof. Fabio fakes the foot sweep to get the reaction he needs.

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3) Jiu-Jitsu Hip Throw / Single Leg Counter Attack
Professor Carlos Lemos demonstrates how to move from single leg to hip throw when your opponent stops your single leg.


4) Pulling guard
Yes, if you are in a standup situation, a guard pull is an effective technique.
Professor Otavio Sousa from GB America shows a great technique off of the standing guard pull.


5) Hip Throw
Favorite Hip Throw by Professor Otavio Sousa
* Pay close attention to how low Prof. Sousa gets underneath his opponent to cause the opponent to fall over his hip.

6) Sacrifice Throws (Fireman’s Carry and Tomoenage)
Sacrifice Throws by Rodriguinho and Ricardo. A sacrifice throw is a takedown where you “sacrifice” your own balance and use your bodyweight and momentum to throw your opponent.
Here the instructor show a Fireman’s Carry and Tomoe nage.


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Credits: Mark Mullen 
Gracie Barra Black belt based in Saigon, Vietnam
Twitter: @MarkMullenBJJ