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The Merge: BEATING THE WHIZZER - SHELF FINISH FROM SINGLE LEG TAKEDOWN

bjj | 03/29/2021

The whizzer & shin whizzer are one of the strongest defenses to a single leg takedown. Advancing through a whizzer could often feel impossible due to the pressure and off-balancing it creates. Michael breaks down the single leg shelf finish which crosses over into Jiu Jitsu very well. The shelf finish weakens your opponent's whizzer and helps restore dominant scoring position.

0:42 - Getting the angle to shelf
1:02 - Beating the whizzer via shelf finish
1:36 - Two different finish options
2:22 - Beating the shin whizzer via shelf finish
3:43 - Realtime demonstration of single leg to shelf finish

To learn more about The Merge, click here. 

About Michael Trasso:

Michael’s journey on the mats began in 1995, training Jiu Jitsu at just five years old. Throughout the next decade, he picked up wrestling and would become one of the world’s most accomplished adolescent Jiu Jitsu competitors. In 2008, Michael was recruited to wrestle for Rhode Island College. In 2011, Michael was nationally ranked #9 and in 2012, attained his 100th collegiate victory. In 2016, Michael began training in San Diego where he received some of his most notable awards in adult Jiu Jitsu competition to include earning his spot on FloGrappling’s “Top 20 No Gi Adult Black Belt Middleweights in the World” ranking in 2018 and 2019.