The Art of the Takedown in MMA

In the sport of MMA, one of the critical skills (especially if you are a grappler) is the ability to take someone down to the ground. Some wrestlers transition flawlessly into MMA and others fail miserably. How is it possible that an Olympic wrestler has trouble taking down an MMA striker while a fighter like Georges St Pierre can take down NCAA Division I champions with ease?

Part of the answer lies in this excellent (yet simple) video clip. Simply put, the application of a takedown in wrestling is very different than that of a takedown in MMA.

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