Many jiu-jitsu practitioners have trouble with takedowns. Most of their training is on the ground, and many of them start rolls on their knees (a style or grappling derisively called “midget wrestling.”)
But while most fights do end up on the ground, all of them start standing. For that reason, it’s always a good idea to learn some basic takedowns.
In this video, Grapplearts founder Stephan Kesting, with the help of Ritchie Yip, shows demonstrates some simple ways to take people to the ground. These moves will take some practice, but you won’t have to be a judo Olympian to pull them off.
Check them out below: