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Nogi "Snap Down" Wrestling Takedown

Nogi Snap Down Wrestling Takedown
Snap Down in Action

We also went over a wrestling takedown called the "Snap Down".  I think it is more timing then anything.  It would be cool if while pressing your forehead into the opponents temple that you got a tap but I think that unlikely. 

This takedown fits more into sport BJJ.  I don’t think in a street fight I’d be in a situation like this.  This also seems to be for when someone just wants to grab on to you and isn’t sure what to do.  If you look at my post "Dojo Wars At West Side", you will see towards the end when everyone was tired this became the dance of choice.  If a few people knew the Snap Down they might have had a good chance to use it.

The key points I got from this are:

  1. Applied pressure with the hand on the neck and the temple press causes discomfort and draw the opponents attention away from your true intent.
  2. The snapping down motion as they step forward uses their own momentum to help throw them down.
  3. The forearm on the neck along with your upper weight helps to pin them down and give you a chance to either go for the submission or move to a superior position.

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