Wednesday, August 17, 2005

BJJ Move #54: BJJ-Style Rear Trip (Tani Otoshi)

This takedown is a simple and no-nonsense way to get you and your opponent to the ground, where you (hopefully) have an advantage.

WARNING! These techniques could result in serious injury or death if practiced incorrectly or even if performed correctly. They should only be practiced with the supervision of an experienced instructor.

BJJ-Style Rear Trip (Tani Otoshi):

You execute this move from behind your opponent, clasping your hands together around the front of his waist (a "rear clinch") and pressing your chest and left cheek against his back.
You can get to a rear clinch in a variety of ways, including a duck under (described in a later post) or just rushing in under his hands to grab around his waist.
Now step to his left, pull his hips tight against yours, squat a bit, straighten your right leg behind him and sit down onto your butt, collapsing your left leg.
Your right thigh should hit the ground first. You aren’t tripping him over your leg. Instead, he’s going to come down with you as you sit your weight down and fall toward your right side, and you’ll pivot over your right leg to take the mount.

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