GB Techniques: Takedowns

This week Gracie Barra Techniques brings you some videos on how to get the fight to the ground. Unfortunately, this area is sadly neglected in many bjj schools. The Gracie Barra method ensures that students are trained in some form of standup grappling in every class.

There are many different ways to get the fight to the mat (yes, even pulling guard!) and we show you some new ideas for your takedown game.

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Pull to Half Guard from Standing
Against a stronger wrestler or judo player, sometimes pulling guard is the best solution from standing.
Prof. Ottavio Sousa demonstrates how to get the fight to the ground and move to a sweep.

Advanced Inner Thigh Throw – Take Down By Prof Marcio Feitosa

Grip Fight to Leg Trip Takedown 
Raphael Da Costa Vasconcellos of Gracie Barra Twin Cities teaches us how to trip.

Double Leg Takedown
A simple and effective setup for the double leg takedown from GB BJJ San Clemente

Ankle Pick / Técnica de queda catando a perna
Great technique from a “cross grip” to ankle pick

Ouchigari / inside trip by Marcio Feitosa
One of the most important of the leg trips, every jiu-jitsu fighter must know this technique!

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