Saulo Ribeiro's Best Takedown
Ippon Seoi

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
By ClŠudio Moreno and Andres Lenta

Video: AVI [556K] of the technique.

These techniques should only be practiced with the supervision of an experienced instructor.
Practicing the moves incorrectly could result in serious bodily injury or death.

Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  Start the position with both grips normal ( Judo Grip ) with one hand doing a grip on the sleeve and the other on the collar. Note that the grips are not crossed.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  Release the grip that was on the collar and loosen your opponent's GI ( put the GI out of the belt ) on the same side that you are doing the sleeve grip. This will allow you that you do the best grip to execute the position.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  The sleeve grip with the help of the other grip, will be transferred to the collar under your opponents arm ( note that this grip you will only be able to do if you do what is written on Photo 2 ) with your thumb turned inside ( see photo ). The other hand will be free and away from your opponent's hands, avoiding that the opponent do any grip on the free hand.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  So , you must make your opponent walk ( in judo is very important that you get the right time to execute the moves) to make him get imbalanced, when you feel he is imbalanced proceed to the nex step. Note : You must practice very hard this part of the position because if you can't make your opponents get imbalanced you will not be able to throw him down.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  Now when you feel that your adversary is imbalanced you will turn your hips inside and centered on your adversary hips and with that you will use the collar under the arm grip to help push the elbow of your opponent out and making it easy to your free arm to enter below your opponents arm ( see photo ).
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  With your hips well centralized keep turning your hips and turn your head out ( to the other side ) and push up your arm that is below your opponent's arm, incline your body to the front and flex lightly your knees.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  Keep turning your hips out and now you will be able to pull your opponents arm with your arm that is below his arm ( see Photo ). Keep leaning your body to the front and down. You will probably throw your opponent and he must fall down in front of you.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  Dominate his head with your arm under his head and dominate his leg putting the other arm under his knee. ( see photo ). Adjust the imobilization.

This information was originally published on InTheGuard.com, a web site created by James "Calango" Love, Cláudio Moreno, and Felipe Moreno. Page downloaded on Sat Jun 29 21:37:42 PDT 2002.
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