The Toe Hold is one of those submissions that you either love or hate. And the chances are that, no matter how many times you were submitted by it… That you’d love to learn how to apply it more often. With more efficiency.
Well, you’re in for a surprise! Josh Barnett, a catch wrestler and BJJ black belt who happens to be one of the best submission specialists in MMA – has prepared a demonstration on how to do exactly that. After watching it, you’ll know much more on what makes the perfect Toe Hold.
Barnett was able to submit Ryron Gracie with a very clever toe hold starting from the North South position in a Metamoris superfight a few years back.
KEY TOE HOLD DETAILS TO REMEMBER
When you grab the opponent’s foot, grab it so that your middle finger crosses over their pinky toe. This is an ideal position and you shouldn’t go lower than it (for the fear of the foot slipping out).
When you’re going for the finish, don’t just push their toes/foot down. This won’t be enough for the submission; you also have to use the other hand (which makes the Kimura Grip) to pull their foot simultaneously. And yes: that second hand should go directly underneath the opponent’s Achilles Tendon. This way, you’ll gain maximum breaking power.
Watch Josh Barnett explain and demonstrate these, as well as many other details on the video below:
Here is the exact same move that he pulled off on Ryron Gracie from the 13th minute:
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