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The Merge: WILLIAM TACKETT'S DUCK UNDER BREAKDOWN

bjj | 09/29/2021

In the Third Coast Grappling 5 main event, William Tackett defeated Fellipe Andrew via heel hook. Before the submission though, William executed a beautiful duck under from his opponent's wrist control tie to bring the fight to the ground. Michael breaks down how William's duck under differs from episode 55's duck under, what changes are needed if you don't have control of your opponent's upper body (collar tie, elbow tie, etc), and how Fellipe's thumb down grip gave William the extra room he needed to disappear to the back.

 

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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.