Takedowns are very rarely trained at lots of Jiu Jitsu schools. This is a shame because what’s the use in having a great ground game if you can’t get the fight to the ground? For MMA, Competition, or a Self Defense Situation, some basic wrestling skills are essential.
So we’ve been working the High Crotch Takedown at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Van Nuys for a week or two now and we’ve learned a few great set ups! We’ve been setting it up with inside ties, outside, an undertook and head control, etc. We’ve also finished this takedown with a pick up and dump or switched it to a double leg.
This video shows a great option if your opponent keeps their weight back as you try to switch to the double.
Check it out!
I’ll be repping this technique Friday at Open Mat if anyone wants to jump in with me. Come down to 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Van Nuys and learn some great takedowns and how to finish the fight once it hits the ground!