How I Setup Takedowns in BJJ

When you’re going for takedowns in BJJ. What are you looking for? How do you decide which BJJ takedown to use?

Do you have a systematic approach to takedowns? Do you focus on looking for certain grips or adjustments from your opponent, or do you just lock up and cross your fingers that something will happen?

 

My Process for Takedowns in BJJ

In this video I give a little insight into what I’m looking for personally on my feet when I’m going for takedowns. Mainly I talk about how I determine the BJJ takedown I plan to use.

You’ll see, that just like any other position. I observe which grips i can secure and which grips my opponent gives me. From there I choose the best take down for the situation.

But most importantly, there’s a process to it! Just like any other position.

Often times. I see that most people don’t have a smart approach to takedowns in BJJ. They just lock up and move around until someone screws up. But yet on the ground they know exactly where they are going.

Likewise I try to give you some ideas on what you could look for when you’re on the feet in Brazilian Jiujitsu. So when you think about your takedowns. Think about the moves and positions and see if you have a process to everything.

You’ll have to excuse me a bit as I was super hyper in this video. And I’m kind of all over the place. This isn’t that unusual.

Hopefully these ideas will help you with your own Brazilian Jiu-jitsu takedowns. Whether its for training or competition.

Thanks!

-Chewy

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2 replies
  1. Mark Waller
    Mark Waller says:

    Question…im 43 and currently a strong blue belt that takes bjj very serious, my question is “flexibility”..its something I’ve never had and will never have what some people have, will that have any affect on my improvement or will my body find away to adjust to my body type in certain moves??..thanks

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    • Nicholas Albin
      Nicholas Albin says:

      Hey Mark,

      It will find a way eventually. But I would augment your training with some Yoga to speed the process up and help. You may not be into that sort of that. But everyone in BJJ that I’ve exposed Yoga too have become fans. It’s incredibly useful for us.

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