Sprawling on your opponent’s shot is a great start to defending their takedown, but sometimes it’s hard to completely peel them off your leg! Michael demonstrates a solid single leg defense that breaks your opponent’s base, prevents them from recovering, forces them into an uncomfortable contortion, and frees your leg from their grasp.
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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.