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How to Takedown Like a World-Class Wrestler

By Jiu Jitsu Brotherhood, 12/10/18, 12:00PM CST


The first step is to master the fundamentals of each individual attack. After this step has been reached, three particular drills can be used to develop a feel for chain wrestling.

Even though elite level jiu jitsu players have decent throws and takedowns, their stand-up games are no match for even college-level wrestlers. To become the best BJJ player possible, it pays to work on this aspect on your game, and one of the best ways to do that is to model high-level wrestlers.

World class wrestlers seem to move differently. A flurry of activity culminating in an opponent landing flat on his back … or his face.

My first time competing against a high level wrestler, I fell flat on my face about four times in less than 30 seconds. I was so confused I couldn’t even be frustrated.

What just happened? How was this possible? The answer is chain wrestling. This is when wrestlers set up multiple motion sequences.