Klaus Burton


Technical tips – Single leg takedown

I’ve started writing down the things I learn onto my computer and thought I might as well put them up here, too.
Please note that this is coming straight from my trainers, so while I’m still a noob and can’t do most of this stuff very well, this is what the pros have told me.


  • Keep your back straight
  • Keep your sternum tight against your opponent’s thigh
  • Push your head high (into their chest/underarm area if possible), this keeps them off balance (very important!)
  • If possible, trap the leg between your legs and squeeze your legs together to keep it there
  • Hold the leg under the thigh or under the knee (personal preference)

P.S. Yeah the photo on the right is doing it differently, but I just wanted a photo there :p