Anyone who has been tangled in a tight Lockdown will tell you how frustrating it is to get out of, let alone trying to pass the guard. By forcing your leg out, you can actually end up injuring your knee. By moving your body forward, you will end up in the electric chair or electric chair sweep.
So what can you do? When doing a quick search on YouTube, several videos are featuring prominent world-class black belt instructors showing different variations of an easy escape. The most common one is for the top player to pummel and regain either one underhook or even better, double underhook. From there you can scoot low and try to untangle the lockdown. But, do these escapes really work against a Lockdown specialist?
According to Lockdown specialist Magnus Hansson, black belt under Master Eddie Bravo – founder of the 10th Planet system, and 3rd degree blackbelt under Duda Suares, the Lockdown is much more than just the leg connection.
“Many people believe that the Lockdown is just the leg connection, but they are very, very wrong.”
Magnus continues to explain that the Lockdown incorporates four specific elements, such as leg connection, upper body control, an over-hook game, and an under-hook game.
In this video we see the counter to the counter:
Magnus Hansson, 3rd-degree blackbelt under Duda Suares (Gi) and Eddie Bravo’s 1st European blackbelt shows everything there is to know about the Lockdown in a Gi with new revolutionary details. Modified from its original, the Lotus Lockdown will change the way you approach this powerful half-guard. Let the Lotus Lockdown be your solution!