There are lots of ways to get into a double leg takedown. This arm drag option allows you to control your opponent before shooting in for the takedown. A solid option that you should definitely be repping regularly.
A wrestling sprawl makes for solid defense. From that position there are tons of options. This week Nyal and Blake demonstrate a front headlock from a sprawl defense of a double leg takedown.
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.