The ankle pick is a highly effective takedown in both No Gi & Gi. In the Gi, the overall foundation and body mechanics of the ankle pick stay the same but now we have the option to use specific grips. Michael breaks down Fellipe Andrew’s ankle pick that was used multiple times on his path to take the gold medal at the 2020 IBJJF Pan American Championship. Michael also highlights a few specific details that will help you execute this takedown successfully and a common mistake students often make.
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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.