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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 02:57 AM
Life B Ez
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I've been working a pretty slick/unusual/sneaky take down lately. No one has been able to tell me they've ever seen it before, but I haven't had the balls to show it to my coach because he'll do one of three things-

1. He'll laugh, like everyone else does until I actually do it to them, but he'll stop it brutally, unlike everyone else

2. He'll tell me it's old and been around forever and everyone knows the counter so no one does it anymore

3. See it once, practice it and destroy everyone with it

Anyway, I'll try to explain how I've been doing it. It's for MMA, or Thai if you want to dump a guy.

Basically I go the idea watching the Anderson Silva v Maia fight worked on it a little, then got caught up in other things. Here is when he did it against Leites.

I've seen it called a backdoor leg kick.

Then I seen this video. Sorry I don't know how to embed that video.

Anyway, that got the gears turning again. Now enough history.

Anyway, I started thinking that could be a cool way to ankle pick someone with your foot. So here's basically what I've been doing and making work for quite a while.

Square off with someone in the opposite stance to yours or reverse yours so you're left to right or right to left. Now step in with your back foot as you throw a straight cross, make sure your back foot ends perpendicular to their lead foot. Hip bump their lead hip with yours to offset their weight to their back foot. With the hand you threw the cross with either reverse half thai clinch their head or put your elbow under their chin/arm over shoulder hand at the lat.

Dip down and swing what was your lead leg back hooking their back leg at the Achilles tendon(if you try this, you'll feel the spot you need to really hook their leg). You will be pretty much facing the same direction as they are.

Now all in one motion snap the leg hooking theirs forward pulling their base out from under them and drive their upper body over the missing post with the hand on their head/shoulder. Use that momentum to rotate yourself back around and end back in position or follow them to the mat, either way they are on their back and you are standing.

*trouble shooting*
In the event your opponent is really fast and reacts by attacking your back, you can use the momentum going inwards and dive under for a kneebar.

I know this all sounds a little nuts and it sounds like it will never work, but I've been hitting it quite a bit over the last month. You have to really go for it, if you half ass it it will never work or even come close. It also takes a lot of balls to actually try to do. Give it a shot, let me know what you think. Or call me crazy haha.

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