Greg Jackson MMA technique: Double-leg takedown from jab

How the old boxing staple can mask a million attacks, like this perfect double-leg takedown.

 

1. Greg steps forward with his jab to close the distance. 


 

2. Greg changes levels and takes a single-leg.


 

3. Julie counters by wrapping Greg’s neck up in a guillotine.


 

4. Greg brings his back leg forward to set up a takedown.


 

4. Greg brings his back leg forward to set up a takedown.


 

5. With his left foot, Greg steps outside Julie’s stance and grabs the back of her knees. 


 

6. Greg lifts Julie and steers her legs to the side to avoid falling into guard.


 

7. Greg finishes in side control, where Julie will likely let go of his neck.


 

Top tips

Amateur: When practicing this technique, drop to your knees before putting your partner down to protect them.

Semi-pro: When fighting for a takedown, switching between single and double-leg attacks is a good way to take your opponents off their feet.

Professional: If your opponent holds on to a guillotine while you’re in side control, drive your shoulder into their throat to apply a Von Flue choke.