Category Archives: Leg Takedowns

Defence against Take-downs in MMA

Defence against Take-downs in MMA

A good defence against takedowns is essential for fighters who are more vulnerable on the ground, for example grapplers and strikers. Takedown defence principle The basic defence principle is the same for all takedowns: step aside and avoid contact by deflecting the opponent with a push. This also puts them off balance and provides the… Continue Reading

Leg Takedowns in MMA

Leg Takedowns in MMA

For the single or double-leg takedown to be effective, it is important to be within arm’s length of the opponent and with a correct set-up. The success rate also increases when the move is combined with strikes. When going in for the move, the hands remain up until the head has made contact with the… Continue Reading

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