How to defend takedowns

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phenom01
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How to defend takedowns

Postby phenom01 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:10 am

for a boxer? Do i have to switch to a more squared stance?

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Re: How to defend takedowns

Postby Joel77 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:39 am

Hire a wrestling coach. There are no short cuts.
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Re: How to defend takedowns

Postby KC » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:14 pm

I like Bas' advice on how to stand: http://youtu.be/5LEQJtWap0M

You could probably be less square than he shows, but that's a good starting point. Once you start sparring with wrestlers, you can adjust the stance to meet your needs. But yeah, second the advice to look for a wrestling coach and start working with wrestlers on a regular basis.
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Re: How to defend takedowns

Postby facesmasher » Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:29 am

Spawl. No, you cannot learn this on your own.

Or just be really bad ass at cirlcing and distance work. L-o-L
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Re: How to defend takedowns

Postby American muscle » Tue May 29, 2012 9:23 am

Obviously there's no replacement for a wrestling coach but...

as a former wrestler in MMA now I can tell you that the best thing for you to do is first avoid the shot entirely with lateral footwork. stepping backwards won't do whole lot as we're taught to drive through you. Much better to side step, pivot and land a good uppercut or knee. If he still gets a hold of you then you have to rely on sprawling which in a typical boxer's stance will be difficult since you're so high up. Main tips on the sprawl: 1. feet back and laces down 2. one hip goes into the ground 3. under hook one arm 4. shove their face into the mat.
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Re: How to defend takedowns

Postby SuperboyReload » Wed May 30, 2012 8:24 am

Ask from a wrestling coach or an mma instructor in your area.

Basically:
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No disrespect to Mayweather from me, thought that this would make sense.

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Re: How to defend takedowns

Postby Thuggish » Fri Aug 24, 2012 2:05 pm

You need a wrestling coach of some sort.

Also, learn to do the takedowns and practice them. When you're good at them, you'll know what to do to prevent them.
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Re: How to defend takedowns

Postby MordenGrey » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:32 pm

If you can control the head, you can control the rest of the body. I've never done any official wrestling, but I've seen it work in a Western Martial Arts class I used to go to. They were training in 'Ringen'. (German for wrestling)

Here's a pretty good video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfuMYqfm ... re=related
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