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The Merge: Tye Ruotolo Inside Trip

bjj | 02/17/2021

Let's rewind back to the 2020 Third Coast Grappling Kumite 5 tournament. Tye Ruotolo and Renato Canuto had a twelve minute battle in their semi-finals match. Tye and Renato are in an "over under" tie when Renato clasps his hands behind Tye's back to secure the body lock. Tye immediately takes action by weaving his lead leg through the middle and executing an inside trip takedown. Michael demonstrates what an inside trip is, how Tye executed it, the mechanics behind the takedown, and alternate inside trip options.


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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.