Wrist lock is perhaps the most underutilized and underestimated submissions in Grappling. There is no denying the effectiveness of the submission, along with the huge number of positions that it can be utilized from. Wrist locks are not only a powerful technique that will force a quick tap from your opponent, but it is also a low risk technique: meaning that when attempting it, you won’t lose any dominant top position if it doesn’t work.
In this video, 10x world champion Roger Gracie, who is largely seen as the greatest BJJ competitor of all time, shows a very effective wrist lock from the closed guard. Make sure you take the time to develop the proper mechanics of the wrist locks in a controlled and safe way, as the lock can come on very very quickly.
Learn from the most successful closed guard player ever with Roger Gracie’s closed guard system, totally explained in this 4-part series
- Lock on airtight submissions that work at elite levels, including cross chokes, lapel chokes, arm locks, and more.
- Roger Gracie is one of the most dominant grapplers in history, with 10 Black Belt World Championships and 2-Time ADCC Champion – and he did it with old school Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.