Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Finish the Double Leg takedown

Pay close attention to the posture here, as with the single leg it is essential to finishing the takedown.  Also just as in the single the head stays high and in tight, in this case the chest stays tight to the opponent's body, cutting off mobility and isolating the hip movement and often forcing the takedown. In these two variations, the practitioner changes directions to finish. Remember to like and subscribe to the OP.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Initiating the Double leg takedown

This will be our first in a series of videos covering an overview of the double leg takedown.  You'll notice that initiating the double leg is almost identical to initiating the single leg, except that the opponent is in the same stance as the practitioner, whereas the single leg requires the opposite stance. Notice that there is still a strong emphasis on posture, but the technique is adjusted to the body position of the double leg.  

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Advanced Single Leg Counter | MMA Fighting

I was rounding up video training for the double leg series that's forthcoming, I came across this pretty awesome couple single leg counters.  Remember they follow our same principles, i.e. break the posture, dictate where the fight goes, or in this case turn defense into a counter submission.  Don't forget to check out the OP like / subscribe / etc. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

MMA Live Extra: Top 5 Wrestlers plus Single leg overview

Okay, let's do a quick review of the single leg takedown.  To initiate the single leg takedown we can strike, counter low kicks, flow from the clinch, or simply fake high and shoot.  In order to secure the single leg we have to pay close attention to our technique, particularly posture, we want to keep the head high, driving into the chest of the opponent, keeping the leg immobilized usually by locking the hands together.  Finishing the single leg requires one of three tactics, driving, lifting, or dumping. Also if one of these options isn't working or our opponent is defending well, we simply rotate to another, i.e. opponent is defending the drive by hopping back, we switch to a dump.  

In order to defend a single leg takedown it's important to be aware of your opponent's attack, the easiest defense is range control, if you're out of range the single leg can't be secured in the first place. When you fail to control the range it becomes necessary to move to the next resort, this is another area where knowing the techniques for finishing the takedown becomes important. When you know that posture is important to finish, you realize that when defending breaking the posture is essential to avoiding the takedown, and in doing such you can more easily dictate where the fight goes, or impose your will as Couture would say. Also we know that once the posture is broken we can use the opponent's position against them, especially if they continue to persist after their posture is compromised.

Take a look at the video, there are some excellent techniques that we covered being executed in top-level competition.  Any questions or comments are welcome.