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.

Peter is rocking the Revgear BJJ rash guard and Spartan III Pro shorts. For more great techniques tune into Revgear University here on Revgear Sports or visit our YouTube channel for the latest from the BJJ community.

Tom Billinge Tom is the Editor of Revgear Sports. He has been training in Muay Thai gyms around the world for around 15 years and is a qualified Muay Thai instructor. He has lived in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Tom is a native of England, but based in the USA. When he's not kicking or holding the pads, Tom is either deep into writing an article, exploring the world or connecting with fellow martial artists. Tom is currently beginning his Jiu Jitsu journey in the Kore gi and 10th Planet no gi systems, as well as working to reconstruct the techniques of traditional British bareknuckle pugilism.


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