Classic Double-Leg Take Down (diary entry)

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Saturday’s second lesson brought my two junior clients up to the fifth hour of their clinch course. We went back over all three lines of attack and I introduced the double-leg take-down.

We warmed up with dynamic stretches, Indian press-ups and Indian squats. Then we went straight into break-fall/rolling combinations from all directions.

The lesson moved onto the collar and elbow tie-up, where both my client got a fluid exchanges of bulling. This moved them onto outer reap entries. Then we drilled under-hook/over-hook pummelling before drilling taking the back. We also covered waist-lock take-down with an inner reap. From here we worked on foot sweeps and then revised a basic single leg take-down.

The lesson finished with the double-leg take-down. We focused on getting as close as possible, penetrating with the knee and the classic leg clearance version of the take-down.


Above picture from the ever reliable FightTips YouTube channel. This video details three excellent MMA set-ups for the double leg take down.


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