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The Merge: DOUBLE LEG TO SAG HEADLOCK

bjj | 01/25/2021

Michael Trasso's opening match victory at the 2020 IBJJF No Gi Pan American Championships came down to a takedown. As Michael shot a double leg from space his opponent defended by sprawling and underhooking his arm. Michael quickly transitioned to a sag headlock off the shot attempt to secure the takedown and win the match 2-0. This episode truly highlights the importance of chain wrestling!

What is Chain Wrestling? Chain Wrestling is a methodology of linking a combination of offensive and/or defensive moves together that lead to points. The Chain Wrestling concept will get wrestlers (and Jiu Jitsu students) thinking a few steps ahead of their opponent and will become more instinctive through time.

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.