Reverse Headlock Takedown
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Reverse Headlock Takedown from the Japanese Headlock.
Another great takedown option from the Japanese Headlock tie-up. This is a simple, yet high percentage takedown that doesn’t leave you at much risk either. This technique opens up a lot of knee strike options for MMA as well.
Big thanks to AMC amateur fighter and HS wrestler Dave “Kirby” Sullivan
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(Note: When you drive with your under hook your pressure needs up into his armpit and not around his head.
Keep your hips in and your chest tight to theirs.
(Note: I find it helps to lead with your head as you do this as it will help you to use your whole body in the movement.)
Against an opponent with a very strong upper body you might not be able to just torque him over but if you cans simply get his head going down and his bodyweight following it you finish this move. Continue to circle and guide his head into the mat, they will follow their head and by circling you will off balance them enough to make them fall
When I say circle I mean with speed! This speed makes it so they cannot catch up to their head in time to regain their balance. Also don’t let you hips and chest separate too far from his hips or you will lose it.