Leglock submissions are alive and kicking! It seems like lower body attacks will not go out of fashion soon and how else could it be, when time after time we witness their efficiency on the highest level in BJJ and submission grappling? Many practitioners have based their entire game on leglocks and try to enter heel hooks, knee bars, footlocks, etc. from everywhere!
In Jiu-Jitsu, 80% of your time will be spent either defending your guard or passing the guard. Against a very high level guard player, passing the guard is definitely one of the hardest aspects to develop in the game. It is very time consuming and tiring. A more effective option is to attack a leg, force your opponent to defend, and when they do, forget about defending the guard. That’s the exact time when you can either submit them or you have an open road to pass the guard…
The Straight Ankle Lock is probably the first Leg Lock submission that you learn in Jiu-Jitsu… But there are always ways to upgrade it.
For example, here’s a Straight Ankle Lock variation that makes it super tight and extra painful.
Drew Weatherhead demonstrates it on the video below:
One Of The Most Popular Instructional Videos Ever Made On Leglocks – Just Got Updated & With Narrated Live Sparring – Get Inside Craig’s Head As He Spars!
Craig Jones’ Battle Tested Leglocks Builds On The Original But Goes Much Further Teaching New Techniques Developed Over The Last 2 Years & Hundreds Of Matches Later
Update and upgrade your leg lock library with this new 4-volume instructional series from one of our favorite teachers, Australian standout Craig Jones.