Are Takedowns and Thorws the same thing?

Tim's Discussion Board: Martial Arts - Miscellaneous: Are Takedowns and Thorws the same thing?
   By Jason Todd on Tuesday, March 07, 2006 - 08:30 am: Edit Post

Are Takedowns and Throws interchangeable terms that mean the same thing? Is there a difference in meaning between the terms?

   By Tim on Tuesday, March 07, 2006 - 07:44 pm: Edit Post

Takedowns and throws are often used interchangeably, but most people think of takedowns as tackles, sweeps and trips and throws as higher amplitude techniques.

   By Jason M. Struck on Wednesday, March 08, 2006 - 11:47 am: Edit Post

it always seemed that 'takedowns' implied any method to get the opponent to the ground, where you intended to join him.

   By Shao (Unregistered Guest) on Saturday, April 22, 2006 - 02:14 pm: Edit Post

Generally, I consider a takedown as both people going to the ground.A throw can involve two people going to the ground; however, generally I consider a throw when the thrower remains standing.I usually don't consider a sweep a takedown unless I'm locked with the person at the time and use it to take us both to the ground.

May not be fact but thats my understanding.

   By marc daoust on Sunday, April 23, 2006 - 01:44 am: Edit Post

if we break it down;
TAKE DOWN, would mean any techniques that
brings the opponent to the ground.
by any means or methods.
so a shot,a trip,a throw,a suplex,a tackle,
single,double,triple(depends on the hand position)
even pulling guard could be a takedown!
as long as the opponent gets to the ground,
with or without you.but if you pull guard and
he doesn't go down,it's a takedown only for him!
ps.why are we talking about this?
does it make a difference if throws are
takedowns or not?
is a punch a strike?or is a kick a strike?

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