Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Clinch takedowns video

In the recent 6 months or so, I have started to grow a bigger interest in standup wrestling. I think that there is a sad tendency in Jiu Jitsu to neglect this part of grappling, especially in this part of the world, where we have no real wrestling traditions in schools etc.

Your ability to fight on the ground is only as good as your ability to take the fight to the ground!

I have shot a small video of my current clinch takedown game, so that I have a refence to my development in that area in the future. I know I still have lots to work on, but compared to my very simple game a few years ago, I have gotten much better at this and also developed a much deeper understanding of positions, tieups, setups and takedowns.

This video is a reference of the clinch techniques I use in sparring in my game today. Everything I do in this clip is moves that I pull off with full resistance on a daily basis:



I don't know if any of you can get anything out of this, but if you see anything you want me to show in detail, just let me know and I can shoot a small tutorial on it.

No guard pulling allowed!! :)

10 comments:

Jorks said...

I don't really get what you do at the 4:00 mark. It seems you start with the deep halfguardpull Monson style after getting sprawled on but then instead of coming out the backdoor you somehow go the other way and end up on top.

Jorks said...

You do it later on as well couple of times.

Pretty Little Ditty by Peppers is such an awesome tune:)

Darin said...

I was wondering the same thing...my takedown game is lacking, so I can't really see and understand all of the steps you are doing.

Christian Graugart said...

It's the bootscoot counter to the single leg sprawl. Ken taught it to me and he is much better than me at it so I will ask him to do a short explanation of it for the blog here :)

christian_montes said...

Great video Christian! lots of awesome stuff. really gotta get back to wrestling. got a couple of good wrestlers here at the gym now. gotta get my lazy ass back into shape. see you soon!

Anonymous said...

Good stuff. I'm pretty weak with nogi takedowns. Could you do a mini tutorials on this stuff? Thanks Great site!!!

Anonymous said...

Christian,

Fantastic job with the blog.

I love this post, and the video.

Other than the techniques you've demonstrated in light sparring (in the above video), have you ever experimented with the shoulder-throw before - something like this?

http://www.themat.com/section.php?section_id=8&page=ta

miami internet said...

Very good technique!!

I really see you practice and take it seriously!!
Very Good vid!!

miami internet said...

Very good technique!!

I really see you practice and take it seriously!!
Very Good vid!!

Graungaard said...

Did ken ever make a instruktion to the bootscoot counter to the single leg sprawl??

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