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    Default Evading a takedown

    Hi Everybody,

    Here is a blog that I wrote today about evading takedowns:

    http://jamieseabrook.blogspot.com/search?q=takedown



    Hope you all enjoy and feedback is welcome.
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    Evading a takedown
    By Seabrook - Thu, 19 Jul 2007 19:01:40 GMT

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    Hi Friends,

    Here is a link to the blog that I wrote today about how to avoid being taken to the ground by a grappler:

    http://jamieseabrook.blogspot.com/search?q=takedown


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    Default Re: Evading a takedown

    Interesting blog.

    Many shooters are themselves trained to use a feint in order to close the gap, take your attention away from their intent, and shoot the leg(s). The most common drill for this is to step in, feint a forward jab to draw your attention to the upper quadrant prior to shooting in on your leg(s).

    Staying to the outside of the front leg, or shoulder as I teach, helps prevent an effective shoot. Good point.

    I think if one truely knows how to move up and down the circle, that can help avoid the shoot. Thinking in 3 diminsions and being able to move off line versus 2 diminsional thinking, moving back and forth, is an asset in avoiding a take down.

    This is definately something that should be top of mind for any martial artist. Shoots and takedowns are a reality today so you better be prepared for them.

    Thanks for the reminder!
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    Hmmm....good stuff. Reminds me of what Paul Vunak teaches, occupy one's centerline and take downs are simply removed from the equation. I belive he has a video on this topic which is pretty good.

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    Great information, Mr. Seabrook. If I may, I'd like to offer the jujitsuka point of view:

    Even as a jujitsuka, it is vanity to believe that a person is in total control on the ground, even if the ground is the preferred location of that person.

    The very best lesson that I got about avoiding the take down is this:
    When a take down is not being threatened, attack.
    When a take down is being threatened, never attack. That is the time to defend...by attacking, one gives up his center and plays right into the opponents hands.

    When a take down is immenent, I feel that it is ever so important to learn to counter a takedown on the way down...immediately. To train that way will most certainly give the "stand-up" guy a better chance of escape.
    I feel very strongly about the need to "keep it on the feet" unless you are in a tournament or in other competition.

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    Default Re: MT: Evading a takedown

    Quote Originally Posted by sandrar View Post
    Great information, Mr. Seabrook. If I may, I'd like to offer the jujitsuka point of view:

    Even as a jujitsuka, it is vanity to believe that a person is in total control on the ground, even if the ground is the preferred location of that person.

    The very best lesson that I got about avoiding the take down is this:
    When a take down is not being threatened, attack.
    When a take down is being threatened, never attack.
    Bill,

    I need to tell you - that is absolutely fantastic advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandrar View Post
    Great information, Mr. Seabrook. If I may, I'd like to offer the jujitsuka point of view:

    Even as a jujitsuka, it is vanity to believe that a person is in total control on the ground, even if the ground is the preferred location of that person.

    The very best lesson that I got about avoiding the take down is this:
    When a take down is not being threatened, attack.
    When a take down is being threatened, never attack.
    That is fabulous advice Bill.
    I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.
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    Default Re: Evading a takedown

    A good wrestler will attack either leg or go for a tie up. Foot work is the most important thing because they will take different angles to get to the legs. Wrestlers don't always come straight forward. We have a kid that went to state, shoot off to the side and you think he missed you until he grabs your leg and pulls you off to the side.

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    Off topic but I just finished "American Kenpo Mastery". Great resource, easy to read, well written.

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    Default Re: Evading a takedown

    Foot work is very important. Watch the left lead (jab) followed by right hooks to the body. A couple of these combos at you (letting you move to the outside of his lead leg/shoulder-his left for a right hander) will let him gauge your speed and timiing. The next time he throws it may be a real lead/jab followed by a feint right hook to the body allowing him to drop slightly and use his torque to turn past 12 o'clock and shoot at your lead leg/hip that has moved outside (left or right). As you move outside watch your footwork and do not leave that lead leg too far out or your feet too far apart. You may have to move back. Move your rear leg first (toes pointed towards opponent) allowing you to pull your lead leg back if needed (don't cross your feet/legs). My stance will be more squared off. This helps me move side to side easier and avoid crossing my feet/legs and I can pull my lead leg back quickly and maintain a solid base. I'm right handed and I'll move my right leg off line and bring my left leg back and out. Be ready-be quick.

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    Default Re: Evading a takedown

    Quote Originally Posted by IRONGATOR View Post
    Off topic but I just finished "American Kenpo Mastery". Great resource, easy to read, well written.
    Thanks very much.

    I am glad that you enjoyed it.
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