Is The Double Leg The Most Important Takedown In MMA?

I would argue…  

Yes!

When it’s guaranteed you’ll only have one opponent, and you’re forced to engage in hand to hand combat, the Double Leg takedown proves a wise choice…

According to Hyperfly , the Double Leg Takedown wins as MMA’s #1 takedown by a landslide!

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Beyond the obvious effectiveness that the Double Leg has shown in actual battle…

Mastering a Double Leg Takedown Series has many other benefits…

If you are a wrestler, or have ever squared off against one, then you know that the Double Leg Takedown is like taking candy from a baby against someone that has no wrestling background…

But you better know how to stay out of a Guillotine Choke or that pretty takedown you just executed will lead to lights out for you real quick with any experienced grappler…

You’ll also know that the more experienced wrestler you square off against, the harder it is to earn this efficient takedown…

But that’s not the point!

Even if you never hit a Double Leg in a live scenario, even if it takes you years to master, you must still be working on the techniques, drills, and live scenarios that teach you how to execute a Double Leg Series…

Or you’re takedown abilities will never fully develop!

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Let me explain myself…

There’s no better way to teach footwork and penetration than to teach it through the Double Leg, especially to beginners…

If you have seen any of my footwork and penetration videos then you should understand that on top of all the technical components involved you must also develop a quick first step to have any chance of being good in the neutral position…

This, along with movement and pressure, will be the only way you can develop an effective Double Leg.

Make sense?

Obviously the quickest and most athletic combatants will execute more Double Legs and “get it” quicker, so to speak…

but this doesn’t mean other wrestlers should stop trying to perfect the mechanics as well as the positions that go along with it…

In order to be the type of fighter that takes the action to their opponents, you must know how to close the gap and take control of your opponent…

When most people think of the Double Leg Takedown they only think of attacking the legs but …

The Double Leg is the foundation, catalyst, setup and finisher for many other holds like the Single Leg, Body Lock, Hi-Dive, Duck Under, Super Duck, Front Headlock, Drag, Throw By, Mis-Direction Shots, Ducks and many many more…

See what I mean?
If the Double Leg penetration step and its finishes are taught properly, you will have the ability to add a multitude of attacks to your grappling arsenal as well as to increase your chain-fighting skills.

In conclusion, the stats show that the Double Leg is the #1 takedown in MMA and if that alone is not enough to make you a believer in the importance of this critical series…

then maybe knowing that Double Leg mastery will open the door to fully developing chain wrestling abilities and a plethora of offense from the standing position will help convince you…

Train Smart,
-Daryl Weber

 

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