Leg locks have exploded in popularity over the last several years in competitive grappling. Although leg locks were once shunned by the BJJ community, their effectiveness has never been in doubt. Given the current popularity of leg locks, no BJJ student can afford to ignore them. In this article, we examine some of BJJ’s basic leg locks.
If you’re a fan of unexpected submissions in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, then you probably like playing the Leg Lock game. There’s nothing quite like setting up that sneaky technique, when your opponent least expects it… Especially the technique they don’t really expect you to hit from a given position.
For instance, have you ever hit a Kneebar from bottom Half Guard? Here’s how to do it, as demonstrated by Josh Barnett:
Learn The Basic Fundamentals of Josh Barnett’s Vicious Knee Bar Game and Add This Dangerous Submission to Your Grappling Toolbox.
- Develop your knee bar into an effective, high percentage submission attack with ADCC veteran and MMA icon Josh Barnett.
- With a resume that includes the UFC, Pride, Strikeforce, and ADCC, Barnett has been a high level fixture in the combat community for nearly 3 decades.