Michael breaks down David Carr’s high single leg finish from his match against Jared Franek in 2021. This finish is commonly used when your opponent throws in a whizzer and their leg is on the outside and not pinched in-between your legs. Michael also demonstrates another common high single leg finish that students use but highlights the potential repercussions of using it in Jiu Jitsu.
*In Jiu Jitsu, having good posture here is essential not only to finish the takedown, but to also mitigate the risk of a flying leg triangle choke.
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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.