Get the Outside Single Leg

Join Fight 2 Win athlete and Jiu Jitsu brown belt Peter Lingesso to see how he works to get the outside single leg takedown

The outside single leg takedown is a powerful tool in any grappler’s arsenal, requiring less of a commitment than a double leg and opening the door to various guard passes and submissions. Here Peter Lingesso, a Fight 2 Win athlete and brown belt at McHugh Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey, shares his method of getting the outside single leg and starting to work his game.

When you are tied up with your opponent, the first thing you need to do is get them to put their weight on their rear foot. Peter likes to do this by stepping in and attacking the inside reap. This will normally cause your opponent to circle their leg out, which gives you the chance to attack the outside single. From there, you can drop down and collect their leg and get the single the normal way.

This very simple technique is extremely effective and allows you to get leg with minimal risk.

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Tom Billinge Tom is the Editor of Revgear Sports and the founder of WarYoga. He is a 10th Planet purple belt and a Muay Thai Kru having spent over two decades in the sport in Thailand and around the world. Tom has trained Lethwei in Myanmar, Kushti wrestling in India, Zurkhaneh sports in Iran, boxing throughout Europe, and catch wrestling in the USA. Tom also resurrected the ancient techniques of traditional British bareknuckle pugilism from archaic manuals.