The low single is a variation of the single leg takedown, which is one of the staple techniques of wrestling.
Probably the most famous low single in history belonged to John Smith, who used this move to win multiple world championships and multiple Olympic gold medals.
Not only is the low single is good for winning Olympic medals, it’s also a great technique for submission grappling.
The low single is primarily a long-distance shot, one that you use before you’re tied up with your opponent. This allows you to attack when your opponent still feels relatively safe and take him by surprise. And to top it off, it’s also a great setup for different submissions and guard passes.
In the video below BJJ black belt Elliott Bayev shares some real gems for setting up and finishing this shot in a no gi submission grappling context.
These details will make the low single more effective, so if you want better no gi takedowns then check out this video!
P.S. In the video above we showed how the low single can be connected to a devastating ankle lock.
But the low single can also be used as a fake. It forces your opponent to respond with a level change, which you can then take advantage of by attacking his neck and upper body, for example with a guillotine choke!
P.P.S. This technique is from the brand new 30 Second Fight Finishes instructional in app, DVD, and online streaming formats featuring Elliott Bayev and myself.
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