Common Beginner Takedown Mistake: No Grip-Fighting

Are you struggling to finish takedowns? The stand-up game is a common point of frustration for jiu-jiteiro because of how quickly a failed takedown can spiral into a bad position. When we work with students of our own, we often see that even if their takedowns are technical, they overlook the importance of grip-fighting, which leads to trouble.

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