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The Merge: MAGGIE GRINDATTI DOUBLE LEG KOSOTO GAKE (LEG HOOK) VARIATION

bjj | 07/13/2021

Michael breaks down Maggie's seamless double leg takedown from the 2021 IBJFF No Gi Pan Ams. Michael highlights the outer leg hook (kosoto gake) that she uses to finish the takedown and transition right into side control. He also explains when it is appropriate to use the kosoto gake finish and why it puts you in an advantageous spot to pass the guard quickly.

*FYI - Kosoto Gake means "minor outer hook" in Judo. The title reads "(Leg Hook)" as this is easier for our viewers to understand and recognize right off the bat.

 

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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.