I’m new to BJJ and have a question, probably the first of many. This one concerns takedowns – or maybe preventing a takedown.
Everyone is pretty much kickin’ my butt but one guy in particular is giving my fits in sparring. From the initial contact/tie up he’s starts working around to my side (still standing) then doesn’t trip so much as “rip” me backwards. Not that it hurts or anything…it’s just frustrating knowing that it’s coming and not stopping it anyway. I don’t think he’s taking my leg out, it feels more like being bowled over…kinda backwards, kinda sideways – hard to describe.
I’ve tried turning, say he’s moving to my right…I’d turn clockwise to try to keep him in front of me. The only takedowns I know assume I’m facing my opponent and I’m 0% with this guy.
I know, it should come with time but I’d sure like to surprise this guy next time.
Thanks in advance.