Few skills are as important and possessing an ability to effectively take an opponent down to the ground whether as a means of looking for a submission, working ground-and-pound, or simply holding on for dear life to ride out a decision victory.

In this MMATraining Technique of the Day, former WEC champion and all-around popular pugilist Urijah Faber provides some pointers on how to properly shoot in for a takedown. Chances are you may even see “The California Kid” employ a few of them this Saturday night when he faces Brian Bowles on the main card of UFC 139