Unstoppable Clinching and Takedowns

You don't need to be a Wrestler or spend years in Judo to have unstoppable Takedowns for Jiu-Jitsu & MMA

Unstoppable Clinching and Takedowns

You only need to know two things to have a basically unstoppable takedown game.

1. How to stand and move in base. 

2. How to use the clinch properly. 

The thing is most people have never been taught either of these things in sufficient detail. And so most people will spend their Jiu-Jitsu lives needlessly struggling with takedowns and takedown defense, laughing nervously at guard pulling memes online. But there is a better way. And if you'd like to learn how to do both of these things the same way Rickson taught us, then this is the course you need.  


The clinch is the most reliable way to build unstoppable takedown skill for fighting. Here's why:

 The clinch is extremely simple and so when you learn the timing and how to stay safe from strikes, it's very difficult to stop. You can move faster forward than your opponent can move backward, and generally any time they attempt to strike they open themselves up to the cinch, provided your distance and timing is good. I will show you how to make them both unstoppable. 

 If you want to develop a Jiu-Jitsu takedown strategy for MMA, or if you're wondering whether clinching will work against wrestlers, this will be especially helpful to you and a recent example is Demian Maia. Using the clinch, Maia was able to take down Rick Story 3 times in under 2 minutes, even though Story wrestled at Southern Oregon University, where he was a runner-up in the 2006 NAIA National Championships. 

 Maia took down Jon Fitch 8 times. Fitch wrestled and was team captain at Purdue under the tutelage of legendary Tom Erickson, and was unable to stop Maia’s simple strategy.

 Maia took down Chael Sonnon from the upper body clinch! Even though Sonnon wrestled at Oregon, and earned All-American honors, was a two-time PAC-10 runner-up, silver medalist at the 2000 Greco-Roman World University Championships, and was a two-time Dave Shultz Memorial International Greco-Roman winner. And I will show you the details Rickson Gracie handed down to me about connection and weight distribution that will give you the same sort of unstoppable takedown game.

 The clinch does not rely on athletic attributes like many wrestling techniques, and it doesn't rely on gi grips like Judo techniques. The clinch is the same in the gi or out of the gi, for grappling or MMA. That means you never have to adjust your training for different fight contexts. 

 Because you can focus on one style of takedowns, you will build skill with takedowns exponentially faster than if you were trying to do too many different things at once. The clinch is all you need, and I will walk you through how to develop a razor-sharp clinch game from every possible scenario. 


Skill Level: Basic - Advanced

What Will I Learn?

 How to safely close the distance against an opponent who is using strikes against you, and take the fight to the ground on your terms.

The #1 danger of using Judo takedowns in a fight that actually has nothing to do with grips, but can instantly mean K.O. for you! (Hint: Hockey players use this constantly!)

The #1 rule in fighting, that has nothing to do with hurting your opponent, and explains why you never, ever want to drop your knee on a hard surface for a takedown!

 How to avoid the most common mistake people make with their hips that completely destroys any chance of having a solid base (you will fall like a house of cards at the first ounce of pressure from the wrong direction if you’re not aware of this - no matter how sure you are you’ve got a solid base. Here’s what to do instead, that will root you into the ground like an oak tree - impossible to budge!)

A simple 4-part acid test you can perform in just a couple of seconds that proves you have an immovable base. You can perform this test any time during your drills, practice, or sparring and it will improve your ability to stay on your feet to “inhuman” levels, compared to those who don’t do this regularly.

✓ And so much more!


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