GB Technique: Intermediate and Advanced takedowns

This week on GB Technique, we are going to look at some Intermediate and Advanced takedowns from the GB2 Takedowns Module by Prof. Henrique Machado.
When you think about takedowns you might picture a hip throw or a double or single leg takedown. Those techniques are must-know for the Gracie Barra jiu-jitsu student, but there is a whole world of more advanced variations to explore and possibly make a part of your game.
It really helps to have an experienced Judo black belt or BJJ instructor to help you learn the critical details of the techniques in order to perform them safely.
This week we are delving a little deeper, beyond the basics and looking at some more advanced judo with Prof. Machado.
1) Sumi Gaeshi
Prof. Henrique Machado teaches one of the best throws for jiu-jitsu – a sacrifice throw called Sumi Gaeshi. This throw is often used as a reversal to an opponent’s takedown attempt.
2) OsotoGuruma
Prof. Henrique Machado shows a variation of the Osoto Gari that encompasses both of the opponent’s legs in the execution of the throw
3) Seo Otoshi
Prof. Henrique Machado shows a throw that is a sort of hybrid between Seionage (shoulder throw) and the big Tai Otoshi
4) Makikomi Kataguruma
Winding your opponent’s arm around your body and dropping your body weight to the floor gives you the leverage to perform this variation of the Fireman’s Carry
5) Kuchiki Taoshi
This is a way to complete the takedown if you have captured 1 of your opponent’s legs but they are still retaining their balance.
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See also on GB: GB Fundamentals: Essential Self-Defense
Credits: Mark Mullen
Gracie Barra Black belt based in Asia