Thursday, 3 July 2008

Randy Couture's Duck Unders

When it comes to wrestling techniques in MMA, there are probably not many people as good as Randy Couture in applying them. He has proven time and time again, that wrestling can be more than useful even in an environment where strikes are thrown.

There are lots of Randy Couture training videos on the Internet. All of which are useful and I advise you to check them out when you have the chance.

I have added the following in this article because I feel it is a technique that can be used many times during MMA fights. When clinched up many people tend to try and strike nowadays, before/instead of going for a takedown. Knees are always a common favourite but so are short sharp hook punches. By using Randys duck under method shown below, you can easily counter this and end up on top of your opponent.

As Randy states, in real time, there must be no pausing through the execution of this pick up (Te Guruma in the Judo world). Also, always remember to keep your chin up which will prevent your opponent from going for a guillotine when under his arm. Control his punching arm and bend well at the knees when performing the far side duck under so as to miss possible punches thrown.


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Potatoe Fist said...

I would have liked to hear more about defeating the headlock. I can see that keeping the head up would make it very difficult, but I like hearing what he has to say about it. Good video clip! said...

POTATOE FIST, I agree I would have like Randy to go into more detail, but I thought that this clinch position is a comman situation to be in whilst being struck. Ive seen many guys stall in this position and hopefully the vid will give something to practise. Thanks for the comments

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