Haven’t you wanted to do the takedowns from your favorite Action movie? How many times have you been told to yourself … “if only I could do it myself?” It’s time to take the first step towards that goal! What is a Takedown? A takedown is a technique that involves taking an opponent off-balance and bringing them to the ground (typically with the attacker landing on top). Takedowns are usually distinguished from throws by the forward motion and target of advancement (typically the legs). The techniques of movement control and techniques of BJJ, Grappling and Wrestling.