4 methods to takedown your opponent from behind

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

If you train in the martial art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu you are very much aware of the importance of ground fighting, but additionally, you also need to have the skills to take your opponent down otherwise you’ll be at a severe disadvantage.

So what are some options to add to your takedown arsenal?

In the following tutorial video Grapplearts.com founder and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt Stephan Kesting goes through four takedown options that are available when you have your opponents back in the standing position.

The first option Stephan demonstrates is the double leg takedown but from behind. Relatively simple, you first release your grip on your opponent, change levels so your shoulders line up with their butt and then cup the front of his knees to complete the takedown.

In the rest of the tutorial, Stephan also demonstrates takedowns which are useful for when you have a size and strength advantage when you have a size and strength disadvantage as well as a handy suplex throw.

Check out the rest of instructional below.

Stephan Kesting is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and has been doing martial arts for over 30 years. He is also certified instructor in Erik Paulson’s Combat Submission Wrestling, a black belt in Kajukenbo Karate, an instructor in Dan Inosanto’s Jun Fan JKD, Maphalindo Silat and Filipino Martial Arts program.  He has also studied Japanese Judo, Russian Sambo, various Chinese Kung Fu systems, Brazilian Capoeira, Muay Thai, and many other martial arts systems.

He is the owner and operator of Grapplearts.com and Beginning BJJ.com and you can also follow him on his YouTube channel for regular updates.

Author: Nic is a designer and illustrator alongside being a martial arts enthusiast. You can find some of his illustrative work for purchase here.

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