Whether its a control and restraint situation or something a lot more serious knowing how to get someone to the deck is a pretty important skill.

It doesnt have to be overly complex or pretty.

Remember: if you have your opponents head down (make him look at his shoes) your half way to getting him to the ground and you’ve also stolen a lot of his strength, natural weapons :punching and kicking whilst your head is lower than your hips is near impossible.

The above variation is great for control and restraint as it leaves one hand free and is a good option from the more simple version shown here.