You’ll rarely see a judoka pulling guard in jiu-jitsu, and why would they? Judo teaches a wide variety of trips and throws that can take opponents to the ground in the blink of an eye, and it’s no surprise that so many of them find success in jiu-jitsu as well.
Whether you also train judo or just want to improve your technique arsenal to get the match to the ground, MMA legend and Olympic judo medalist Ronda Rousey has a simple, but effective technique you can use. In this clip, Rousey demonstrates an over-the-shoulder Kouchi-Gari, which can knock off your opponent’s balance and get them on their back. Give this a shot the next time you train: