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MMA Takedown & Submission

Instructor: Prof. Rodrigo Gracie

Prof. Rodrigo Gracie is an ADCC Submission Grappling World Champion and Pride Veteran and Author or 3 best-selling books with Kid Peligro.

This month Prof. Rodrigo shares a Mixed Martial Arts technique. For a video of this technique, you can register at Rodrigo’s VIRTUAL GRACIE website which has over 100 techniques with new techniques added regularly.

Step 1


Rodrigo squares off against his opponent.

Step 2


As his opponent throws a jab, Rodrigo slips the punch to the outside and throws a jab of his own.

Step 3


Rodrigo changes levels to follow up with a take down.

Step 4


Rodrigo controls both legs and folds his front knee to the floor.

Step 5


Rodrigos outside leg swings around and hooks his opponents leg.

Step 6


Driving forward Rodrigo forces his opponent to fall backwards

Step 7


Rodrigo lands on top blocking his opponents arms and submitting the opponent with a straight leg bar using his own legs. His right foot is triangle behind his own left knee and his hips drive forward hyper extending his opponents knee.

Step 8


A close up shot of the submission.