Wrist lock is perhaps the most underutilized and underestimated submissions in Grappling. There is no denying the effectiveness of the submission, along with the huge number of positions that it can be utilized from. Wrist locks are not only a powerful technique that will force a quick tap from your opponent, but it is also a low risk technique: meaning that when attempting it, you won’t lose any dominant top position if it doesn’t work.
Wrist Locks are one of those techniques that can be hit from virtually anywhere… And when you set them up properly, your opponents will have little to no time to defend.
Going for a Wristlock when your opponent is attacking you with a Rear Naked Choke might not be the wisest choice in competition… However, when it comes to training – you should give it a shot!
Fredson Paixão demonstrates how on the video below:
Become Your Gym’s Number-One Menace By wrist-Locking Everyone With Lessons From Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt & UFC Veteran Fredson Paixão.
- Chain your wrist locks off of your other attacks so you always have another offensive option.
- Surprise your opponent with wrist locks off your back from positions like bottom-side control.