U.S. Army Combatives – FM 3-25.150

5-03 Throws and Takedowns

5-3. THROWS AND TAKEDOWNS

All of the throws and takedowns in this section assume that you have already achieved the clinch. It is important to remember that most sport-type throws are executed at what, in a real fight, would be striking range.

a. Basic Takedown. This is the basic tackle.

(1) Step 1 (Figure 5-9). From the clinch, step slightly to the front of the enemy and change your grip. Both palms are pointed down and your hands are at the enemy’s kidneys.

Figure 5-9. Basic takedown, step 1.

Figure 5-9. Basic takedown, step 1.

(2) Step 2 (Figure 5-10). Pulling with your hands and pushing with your head and shoulder, break the enemy’s balance to the rear.

Figure 5-10. Basic takedown, step 2.

Figure 5-10. Basic takedown, step 2.

(3) Step 3 (Figure 5-11). Step over the enemy and release your grip, ending in the mounted position.

Figure 5-11. Basic takedown, step 3.

Figure 5-11. Basic takedown, step 3.

Note: It is very important to release your hands to avoid landing on them.

b. Hook the Leg (Figure 5-12). If the enemy attempts to pull away, use your leg closest to his back to hook his leg. When he begins to fall, release the leg and finish as before.

Figure 5-12. Hook the leg.

Figure 5-12. Hook the leg.

c. Hip Throw. The enemy may attempt to avoid the tackle by leaning forward.

(1) Step 1 (Figure 5-13). With the leg that is behind the enemy, step through until you are standing in front of him with your legs inside of his. Your hip should be pushed well through.

Figure 5-13. Hip throw, step 1.

Figure 5-13. Hip throw, step 1.

(2) Step 2 (Figure 5-14). Using a scooping motion with your hips, lift the enemy and throw him over your hip. You should land in the knee mount or side control.

Figure 5-14. Hip throw, step 2.

Figure 5-14. Hip throw, step 2.

Figure 5-14. Hip throw, step 2 (continued).

Figure 5-14. Hip throw, step 2 (continued).

d. Rear Takedown (Figure 5-15). Frequently, you will end up after the clinch with your head behind the enemy’s arm. When this happens, you grasp your hands together around his waist by interlocking your fingers, and place your forehead in the middle of the small of his back to avoid strikes. From this secure position, you can attempt to take the enemy down.

Figure 5-15. Rear takedown.

Figure 5-15. Rear takedown.

(1) Step 1 (Figure 5-16). Step to one side so that you are behind the enemy at an angle.

Figure 5-16. Rear takedown, step 1.

Figure 5-16. Rear takedown, step 1.

(2) Step 2 (Figure 5-17). With the leg that is behind the enemy, reach out and place the instep of your foot behind the enemy’s far side foot so that he cannot step backward. Sit down as close to your other foot as possible and hang your weight from the enemy’s waist.

Figure 5-17. Rear takedown, step 2

Figure 5-17. Rear takedown, step 2

(3) Step 3 (Figure 5-18). The enemy will fall backwards over your extended leg. As he does so, tuck your elbow in to avoid falling on it, and rotate up into the mounted position.

Figure 5-18. Rear takedown, step 3.

Figure 5-18. Rear takedown, step 3.

Figure 5-18. Rear takedown, step 3 (continued).

Figure 5-18. Rear takedown, step 3 (continued).


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