The Japanese term ashi garami translates literally to “leg entanglement”. Cross ashi garami refers to trapping or entangling an opponents’ leg across your own center line. Inside sankaku is a variation of cross ashi garami in which a wedge or triangle (sankaku) is formed inside of the trapped leg. This configuration not only limits our opponents’ defense & escape options, but also puts us in position to attack both the ankle and knee simultaneously via achilles lock and inside/inverted heel hook.
So your opponent has entangled your legs into an Outside Ashi position? Don’t worry, it’s not too complicated to get out of it.
The Under Cross Reap is one of the most vicious Leg Lock setups you can go for… So, here’s how to set it up!
Jason Rau demonstrates it on the video below:
No-Gi Grappling Expert Jason Rau Teaches Everything You Need To Know To Dominate The Outside Ashi And Begin Using This Leg Entanglement To Create Powerful Offense – Even Against Great Opponents.
- Use the outside ashi for real control as Jason teaches you how to prevent counter submissions, stop back takes, and maintain the position against their best attacks.
- Jason Rau is a BJJ black belt and competitor who is well-known for his ability to break down complex grappling in simple, understandable terms as he coaches his students to huge skill improvements.