Monday, December 5, 2011


Foot and leg locks are a powerful and essential part of grappling, in my opinion. I feel that leg and foot locks are little utilized in gi grappling and often times frowned upon as "cheap."  Let's change that.

The leglock-guard pass connection is a symbiotic relationship. With proper training and drilling, your success at one will lead to success in the other. For example, I love the ankle-lock, but have recently forced myself to avoid falling back for my go-to sub and instead concentrate on the guard pass. And, when I roll, my training partners have to be aware of their feet and that cautiousness oftentimes opens up a fairly easy pass and vise versa (i.e., that, or I get the ankle lock).

Check out this great video featuring Ryron Gracie and his love for ankles.

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