Single to Doubleleg Takedown

This technique comes in handy when you've secured your opponent's lead leg, but he has good balance and is defending the single. By walking his lead leg over to his rear leg, it allows you to lock your arms around both legs. It provides much better control because your opponent's legs are pinched together. It also eliminates his ability to scramble right back up to his feet the moment you take him down. Perhaps the most important thing to remember when you have your opponent up against the fence with his lead leg off the ground is to constantly work for the takedown. You see way too many fighters get the single and then just hold on. If you take your time, your opponent will most likely land some punches and pummel his amis in for an escape.

I've got Albert's left leg trapped and I'm working for a single-leg takedown.

Albert is doing an excellent job at maintaining balance, making the single-leg hard to manage. Instead of fighting him, I step my left leg forward and drive my weight into him. Notice how this pinches his legs together.

I wrap my right arm around Albert's right leg and grip my hands together.

I wrap my right arm around Albert's right leg and grip my hands together.

I step my right foot forward.

I pull Albert's legs in, almost as if I were hiking a football between my legs. At the same time, I push my head forward to collapse his base.

Albert gets put onto his back.

I pull Albert's legs in, almost as if I were hiking a football between my legs. At the same time, I push my head forward to collapse his base.

Albert gets put onto his back.

I've got Paco pinned up against the cage. I lift my right foot.

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