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smxweekly 05-06-2011 04:49 PM

how to set-up a takedown ?
like for example a punch combination the n a single or something like that, just give me some ways of setting up the takedown so it would be succesful

KingKenny 05-14-2011 10:51 AM

Take a look at Royce Gracie in the early days of the UFC. He used to fake a kick, then go into the takedown. Check out UFC 1 on you tube.

Hope this helps man.

smxweekly 05-14-2011 11:10 AM


Originally Posted by KingKenny (Post 1412265)
Take a look at Royce Gracie in the early days of the UFC. He used to fake a kick, then go into the takedown. Check out UFC 1 on you tube.

Hope this helps man.

i already have the whole pack (from ufc 1 to 5)

KingKenny 05-14-2011 11:14 AM

Next time I will get my magic ball out before I posy :-p

Checkout submission 101's new dvd Earthbound, that has some usefull takedowns.

Halfraq9 05-23-2011 01:09 PM

The concept is essentially to get your opponent to focus or react to something other than your shot. For example, punches to the head in order to get them to cover, this effects their posture and leaves their legs more open for a double leg.

Another example is clinch work with an underhook on one side. This becomes a drop down to a single.

The combinations are endless. Again what is important is getting them to think/react to something. When using strikes, they don't necessarily have to land as long as the opponent covers. Jab, cross, hook with the momentum of the left hook being used to go for the shot.

Hope this helps.

IronMan 06-08-2011 12:30 AM

Personally, I don't like shooting on my opponent. I know this is true for a lot of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and judo and sambo guys, and even many wrestlers. It leaves you open to eat a lot of strikes. I realize that Royce is sort of everyone's go to nowadays, but in a time when most people know how to sprawl and brawl, the random front-kick-into-weak-shot is not an effective way of scoring the takedown. It's good to learn for the street, against people who aren't trained, but it doesn't work against people who have even rudimentary MMA training.

Personally, I find it much more useful to look for an opportunity to clinch and then either attempt a throw or secure a grip on a leg and look for the takedown from there. I'm not the best person to take advice about takedowns from, as most of my work in the clinch is more gi-oriented, but I find I have a lot of success with judo-style hip-centered throws from the Greco clinch (whatever grip you like; some guys prefer double over, but I like the over/under grip).

If you're just looking to shoot, I strongly recommend setting it up off of the jab, and not off of a kick. You really want to be able to set your feet in order to score a takedown off of the shot, and you can't shoot very effectively with kicks other than the front kick, which most people can read as a telegraph when its being used to set up a takedown. Also, if you land the front kick, it often has the side-effect of pushing your opponent away from you, which is not exactly the effect you want if you're looking to get in close. I find the kick pretty counter-productive, personally.

Jeff_Joslin 07-28-2011 12:57 PM

Here's a few things I use when shooting in for takedowns.

1) I shoot for a double leg takedown after the left hook. It can be after any combination of punches and the harder the punches land the better the takedown works.

A good one to start with is jab,cross,hook,double leg shot.

2) I attack my opponent's lead leg (when we are both right handed) with a single leg attack after getting in close with the jab. You may have to throw one,two or three jabs to get in close enough.

The key is to try to land some solid strikes often so that when you opponent begins to worry about your punches, you can switch it up and add in the takedowns.

Strike when they expect takedowns and take them down when they are expecting strikes.

Good luck!

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