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Rotating in a clockwise direction, I clear Paco's legs, drop my weight down on him, and work to establish the side control position.

To secure the side control position, I reposition my right arm to the right side of Paco's body. This hinders him from turning into me and forcing a scramble. To learn your options from here, visit the side control attacks section.

8 hook to double-Leg Takedown_

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This is by far my favorite "striking to takedown" combination. The hook is a powerful strike that is hard to defend, but when you combine it with the double-leg takedown, it creates a nearly unstoppable technique. When I say "combine," 0 I mean just that. It's not a left hook and then a double-leg takedown, but rather a "left-hook/double." The entire tech-Q nique is executed in one motion.

W The combination is highly effective anytime during a fight. Sometimes your hook will land but your opponent manages to block the takedown, and other times your opponent will block the hook but you will get the takedown. It is 0 very difficult for your opponent to block both, especially when you become a master at combining them into one motion. It is a perfect example of how the striking and grappling aspects of the game can be blended together to discom-^ bobulate your opponent and do some serious damage. Once you get this technique down, practice throwing two left hooks in a row and then shooting in for the takedown. The first hook is your power shot, and the second hook is more to set you up for the takedown. If you're like me, you'll find that it works unbelievably well.

I'm In a standard fighting stance, squared off with Paco in the pocket.

I turn my hips and shoulders in a counterclockwise direction, loading up for the left hook.

I'm In a standard fighting stance, squared off with Paco in the pocket.

I turn my hips and shoulders in a counterclockwise direction, loading up for the left hook.

Turning my hips and shoulders in a clockwise direction, I throw the hook. Notice how my left arm is parallel to the ground and my right arm is up to protect my face. As my hook whips around, I carry my momentum slightly forward so I can drop in for the double-leg takedown.

Dropping my level, I explode off my right leg and step my left foot between Paco's legs. Notice how I keep my right hand up to protect my face from any strikes Paco may throw as I close the distance between us.

As I enter for the double, I wrap both arms around the back of Paco's knees.

As I enter for the double, I wrap both arms around the back of Paco's knees.

Using the momentum I generated off my initial explosion, I step forward with my right foot and continue to drive my weight into Paco. As I do this, I reestablish a sturdy base and realign my posture. This will allow me to cut the corner and take Paco down.

I step my left leg to the outside of Paco's right leg, and then push off my right leg and drive my weight to my left. As I do this, I also drive my head into Paco's ribs and pull his legs out to my right.

As I take Paco down, I clear his legs to avoid getting stuck in his guard. From here I will work to establish side control.

h hookto fake shot to overhand

The better you get at setting up your shots with strikes, the more success you will have taking your opponent to the E ground. However, if you are up against an intelligent fighter, he will constantly read your movements much like a good 0 poker player reads his opponent's face. He will search for signs that tell him when you are about to shoot in. He will Q analyze your game to search for patterns. If you always set your shot up off a left hook, he will discover this and be W better prepared to defend against your shot the next time you throw a hook. However, making an opponent think he has ¡E figured out your patterns can come to your aid as long as you have the versatility to switch things up. If it is embedded 0 in your opponent's mind that you will follow every hook with a takedown, a good option is to throw the hook and fake the shot. Your opponent will most likely drop his hands to defend the takedown, and that's when you come over the top ^ with the overhand right. In order to be successful with this technique, you must be prepared to throw the overhand immediately off the hook. You still want to sell the shot by dropping your level, but it doesn't take much if your opponent is already expecting the double-leg to follow the hook.

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