We love showing fundamental techniques – but we also love showing some trickier things too. Here’s a cool knee bar setup coming from half guard.
From a self-defense perspective, being able to be on the ground following an opponent who is standing – and then getting up and escaping – is challenging. But these techniques, which you can practice solo or with a partner, allow you to be mobile on the ground and be able to stand up and escape safely.
Whether you’re training wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, or MMA… getting your opponent to the ground is critical. A solid wrestler’s double leg is an essential skill in your takedown arsenal. This video, from our Blue Belt Fundamentals Curriculum, shows the basics of this takedown.