Wristlock has a stigma associated with it. But as heel hooks get more mainstream it’s somewhat become more acceptable to use in competition and even in rolls as long as it’s applied with caution.
Wristlocks (known as mao de vaca in Portuguese) are some of the lesser used submissions in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.
Wrist locks are used widely in Akido, Hapkido and Japanese Ju Jitsu. They are illegal in Judo and Sambo.
They are legal in BJJ from blue belt and upward.
Famed instructor John Danaher, who is in big part responsible for the emergence of leglocks in BJJ, was asked what he thought wrist locks and their effectiveness.
For Danaher, it all comes down to control.
In this amazing video, The infamous BJJ black belt Pete The Greek shows 37 different Wrist Locks from every single position you can think . Pete is a specialist in wrist locks and it is unbelievable how much he knows about it. Bernardo Faria appreciated….
Bring Science To “Prison Rules Jiu-Jitsu” – Wristlocking Ace Pete “The Greek” Letsos Reveals How The Wristlock Can Be & Should Be Your Go To Submission: You Are Missing So Many Chances For Submissions.
- Attack one of the most vulnerable and available joint locks in the world with wrist locking master and guru Pete “The Greek” Lestos.
- The wrist lock is one of the most overlooked attacks in submission grappling, and with Pete The Greek, you can learn how to terrorize your gym with wrist locks from every angle.