Jiu Jitsu Takedowns Starting From The Knees
Oftentimes when we practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu we begin the rounds on our knees. There are two main reasons why we sometimes start in this fashion:
Safety: Starting from the knees helps to prevent injuries. If you aren’t experienced being thrown in BJJ you can land incorrectly and hurt yourself, sometimes seriously.
Time: We want to get going with our ground fighting as soon as possible. When you start on the feet time is eaten up getting the fight to the ground where we thrive.
Not knowing how to start out can be frustrating for White Belts. Many Blue Belts can also benefit from these videos. They have certainly helped me. After watching the 6 videos below should be more than ready to mount an offensive at your next BJJ class against your unsuspecting teammates!
Hope this post was helpful for you! Good luck with your BJJ journey!