Taking your opponent down while simultaneously clearing their legs before any guard is established is a perfect scenario in Jiu Jitsu! Michael breaks down two different barzegar finishes from a single leg which puts you right into side control once you hit the mat. This takedown finish is executed when your opponent's leg is on the outside rather in between your legs.
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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.