This week's No-Gi Takedown techniques are part of the GB No-Gi module with Prof. Tussa
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In this week's videos we are going to see some takedowns classified as trips where we clinch and use our legs to break the balance of our opponent. The advantage of trips is that we don't end up in a bad position if we miss the trip (compared to lets say a double leg) and trips can used with the gi, no-gi and MMA effectively.
To start the video, Prof. Tussa is clinched in the over-under grip. Each person has an equal grip on the other. How can Prof. Tussa gain an advantage and get rhe trip?
The most important principle at play here is the push / pull to first induce the opponent to step forward and bring his front foot forward so Prof. Tussa can catch it with his own foot. When the opponent reacts by pulling backwards, Prof. Tussa goes with him and drives in on the trapped leg for the trip. An excellent example of action / reaction!
VIDEO 1: Class 16A - Technique 91 - Inside Trip takedown - Ko Uchi Gari