- Heel Hook:
- Pinch Your Knees.
- Roll off the NON-SUBMISSION SIDE, or as Ricardo calls it, “escape the hip.”
- This will force the opponent’s heel to flare up; “hug that with your elbow” and grip your hands together (palm-to-palm.)
- Rotate your upper body, applying pressure. Avoid lifting with your arm, this will allow his heel to escape whereas rotating the upper-body will add pressure and keep the hold locked in.
- Foot Lock:
- Lock the ankle with your arm.
- From here, grip your arms (“Grab a small kimura grip.”-Ricardo)
- Fall to the submission side hip.
- Lastly, begin arching your upper-body backwards, creating torque on the foot & ankle joint.
- Toe Hold:
- Expose the opponents’ foot. Make sure you hide your own foot, not allowing them to lock on a submission.
- Grasp hit foot and point his toes inward.
- With your hand on his foot, reach over and apply your kimura grip.
- Begin rotating your upper-body for the finish.
- Knee Bar:
- Underhook the foot.
- Slide your body over his leg and then off to the side.
- Hide your feet under the opponent so they have no chance of going for them.
- Hug the heel to your shoulder nice and tight.
- Extend the hips and apply pressure for the submission.
So there you have it! Ricardo, aka ‘Big Dog’, does a fantastic job of showing you what to do when you find yourself going for a leg lock. These can be tricky, no doubt, but with proper drilling and focus, they become the most lethal for of submission.
Just remember the golden rule while drilling these: GO EASY!! These can do some serious damage if too much pressure is applied and no one wants to hurt their training partners.