What do BJJ and MMA legends Imanari, Sakuraba, Shinya Aoki, Eddie Bravo, Ryan Hall and Dean Lister have in common? Not only do they have nasty submission games, they’re masters of one of the most taboo submissions in BJJ history – the leg lock. What was once a Judo and Catch Wrestling technique, the leg lock has seen increasing popularity in the BJJ competition scene in the last couple of years.
The leg lock is an effective yet dangerous submission that puts pressure on your opponent’s Achilles, foot and knee. If you’ve practiced this technique in BJJ class or had someone submit you with it during sparring, you’d know just how much pain tolerance you’d need to resist tapping to a leg lock. If you’re looking to add the leg lock to your arsenal of submissions, you’re in luck.
The world of Leg Locks is an always-expanding one… No matter how much you learn, there’ll always be more to explore and understand!
But you have to start from somewhere. So, it’s a good idea to get an overall look at the Straight Ankle Lock and the Heel Hook.
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.