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.
Leg Locks have long lived a life of obscurity… But today, for many grapplers they are the preferred submission techniques. And for good reason: they work and they look cool.
For instance, here’s a Leg Lock technique that you’ve probably never done before. The Razor Lock Kneebar, 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.