All competition starts on the feet, so having solid takedowns gives you the option of not only scoring and gaining top position, but also determining which position you land in once the match goes to the ground. A great wrestler or Judo player can set up takedowns to land in side control, back control, or even the mount position.  


Front headlock toss in wrestling

Body lock takedown

wrestling throw by to single leg attack

Knee block from underhook wrestling takedown

Outside fireman's wrestling takedown

The low single wrestling takedown

Snap down off the front headlock

Fireman's carry as second attempt

Stephen Abas double leg finishing options

Collar tie to throw wrestling takedown

Building up from a failed shot

2 on 1 to leg trip wrestling takedown

Far leg takedown from a 2 on 1 control

The shuck

Circle out front headlock defense

Drag out front headlock defense

The chop from the front headlock in wrestling

Cement job wrestling pin

The butt drag in wrestling

How to beat the wizzar in a single leg scramble

Snap down off reach around in greco

Greco reach around

The greco slide by

Outside leg trip in wrestling

Dirty greco inside leg trip

Leg trip combination from the over under 50/50 in wrestling

Low risk attacks from the over under 50/50 in Wrestling

Over under 50/50 basic snap down

50/50 wrestling control to snap down

Underhook control to single leg in wrestling

Explanation of the basic underhook control in wrestling and the body lock takedown

2 on 1 to single leg wrestling takedown

Two on 1 to pull down greco takedown

Two controls in wrestling

Wrestling cradle

Spiral ride to wrist control

Crack down roll into half nelson

Crack down to reverse half

Overhook to far knee

Overhook step behind takedown

Outside high crotch

Outside single leg

High crotch knee collapse finish

High crotch to crack down finish

Ankle pick off collar tie

Collar tie snap down

front headlock to chin trap

Inside trip from front headlock

Knee block from under hook

Slide by from underhook

Ankle pick from headlock

Club dig snap down

Shoulder throw

Club dig setup

Drop shoulder throw

Sweep single leg

High crotch takedown

High crotch to double leg takedown

Double leg basics

Single leg finish running pipe

Single leg to running double leg

Fireman's off fake single leg

Shoulder roll finish to single leg takedown

No leg fireman's carry takedown

Ankle pick from headlock

headlock to cross ankle pick takedown

Basic double leg takedown

Clearing the post double leg

Defending the collar tie