Having trouble taking down bigger and stronger opponents? Want to know how to actually move a larger competitor and not get stuck helplessly in the clinch? Sit back and relax. UFC lightweight Jake Matthews and 4th degree BJJ black belt Carlos ‘Portuguese’ Vieira are here to show you how, in Submission Radio’s “Technique of the week”.
Jake himself is a brown belt in BJJ, and is currently scheduled to headline the UFC 193 prelims against Akbarh Arreola in November. Carlos on the other hand, is a 4th degree black belt, not to mention 2x Pan-American champion, a 2005 Brazilian champion, and a 2x Pan-Pacific champion.
In this week’s installment of Submission Radio’s “Technique of the Week”, Jake demonstrates a way of taking a stronger opponent’s back, and then two variations of takedowns. The “back take” focuses on technique, minimal strength, and not trying to out-muscle your opponent. The two takedown variations that follow, although are very different, both center around landing in dominant positions and not ending up underneath your foe.
Enjoy the video above, and happy training!
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