BJJ usually borrows throwing and tripping techniques from judo and wrestling. With the exception of guard pulls, there are very few jiu jitsu specific takedowns.

In this video, I demonstrate what I consider to be one of the best jiu jitsu specific methods for getting an opponent to the ground.

I also how you can string multiple movements together to make drilling this particular BJJ move more effective.


The Fundamentals of BJJ, including throws and takedowns, are covered in The BJJ Building Blocks course by Roger Gracie Black Belt Nicolas Gregroriades

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For white and blue belts: BJJ Building Blocks - The ultimate fundamentals program for jiu jitsu beginners

For those wanting progressive techniques: Flow Jitsu - Smooth-flowing combinations from 'BJJ After 40' Legend Mike Bidwell

For those struggling to remember their techniques: Beyond Technique - concept-focused jiu jitsu program by black belts Nic Gregoriades and Kit Dale

For those wanting a reference manual for BJJ: The Black Belt Blueprint - Nic Gregoriades’ bestselling book on the art of jiu jitsu

The Ultimate Jiu Jitsu Takedown Drill
The Ultimate Jiu Jitsu Takedown Drill

Tired of pulling guard? Practice this is a relatively easy and highly-effective way of taking the fight to the ground while maintaining the top position.