Takedown System for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
The Most Common Positions you’ll find yourself in regarding wrestling in BJJ are:
- Wrestling Clinch
- Wrist Control
- Over/Under Position (or a variation)
- Single Leg
The easiest way to get a takedown, in my opinion, is often an ankle pick or from a headlock or variation.
If you are new to wrestling, getting to know the snap-down into a headlock is a good starting point:
Takedown From Wrestling Clinch
Wrestling Clinch – Switch – Takedown
You have to watch the start of this GIF closely to see what’s going on.
The bald guy starts with a standard wrestling clinch with his right hand (orthodox stance/left foot forwards), but immediately switches it so that his his left arm grips the head as he steps forwards slightly with his back leg.
This gives him distance to attack the leg (unsuccessfully) – then the head
The video is trimmed at that point, but the bald guy sprawls with an anoconda grip
Takedown From Wrist Control
Snapdown into Headlock
From Opponent’s Wrist Control
Takedown from Over/Under Position
- Snapdown to Headlock
2. Single Leg
Simple Takedown Defence to Common Wrestling Takedowns
Single Leg Defence
Double Leg Defence