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    What's better at takedowns. Judo or Wrestling?

    I wasn't sure where to put this thread at. Sorry. Anyway, both are about takedowns right?

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    whichever athlete is better at what they do.

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    What makes you think the techniques in either are mutually exclusive? Also, are we talking gi or no-gi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sambosteve
    whichever athlete is better at what they do.
    End of thread.
    Shut the hell up and train.

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    i'm looking more at no gi.

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    Wrestling.

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    I definitely agree with SamboSteve.
    With ~6 odd months of training in judo, I find that sometimes guys can walk in off of the street and take me down during their first lesson.
    While I am relatively big and strong, I guess I'm just non-athletic like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sambosteve
    whichever athlete is better at what they do.
    Dead-on.

    At my school we have a competitive Judo black belt (in BJJ he's a Blue belt) and a fairly decorated wrestler. During the summer we go no gi and truth be told, they're about dead even until one of them gets tired when it's standing.

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    One thing that is a little misleading about the question is that wrestling includes multiple styles: american style collegiate/high school, olympic freestyle, and greco-roman. If you practice all of these, the range of takedowns you will learn would be much more impressive then just say high school wrestling.

    One thing that I will say about judo. Everyone always worries about judokas ability to throw someone without a gi, I am just impressed by the creative use of clothing they have developed for takedowns. After all, people often wear clothes.

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    I've been doing some wrestling lately, or rather no-gi Judo in a wrestling class. I have decent success with drop seoinage and kouchigari against wrestlers. But for no-gi BJJ nights, I've found kosotogari or tani-otoshi put me in a better position on the ground. Still trying to figure out a good grip for a no-gi uchimata or haraigoshi.

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