For a lot of people, Leglocks sometimes carry a sort of a stigma with them. They are either frowned upon, for they are regarded as „dirty“ techniques (such as the case is with Wristlocks in some instances). Other times – and arguably, much more frequently – they aren’t practiced due to the fear of injuries; most prevalently at a white belt level and because of some really gruesome injuries seen online, due to Heelhooks.
So, the first and most important thing you have to understand is that Leglocks are a submission just like any other. Why frown upon them? They are often used at top-notch competition levels.
And secondly, you do not need to fear the Leglocks. Is there a chance for injury? Yes, there is – but so is the case with almost any other submission you can think of. It all comes down to how efficient you are with your escapes and to whether you tap on time or not… Which is the next major point.
It sometimes seems difficult to enter into Leg Locks against bigger and heavier opponents, doesn’t it? Just getting to the legs can seem super difficult because of their size and weight advantage.
However, there are details and concepts that you should learn to make your Leg Lock entries easier.
Brian Glick demonstrates them on the video below:
The Leg Lock Anthology: 50/50 by Lachlan Giles.
- Learn the never before seen submission system that shocked the world at The ADCC 2019.
- ADCC Absolute Medalist Lachlan Giles teaches the full leg lock system behind one of grappling’s most legendary performances.