Devastating Wrist Lock From The Americana For BJJ By Claudio Calasans
Psst... Here's A Secret, If Someone Tells You Wrist Locks Are A "Cheap" Submissions, Don't Listen!
Claudio Calasans is a Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt, regarded by many BJJ enthusiasts as one of the top grappling middle weights in the sport. Calasans is a training partner for many talented grapplers, such as Andre Galvao, Guilherme and Rafael Mendes and Bruno Frazatto. Claudio represents the Atos Jiu Jitsu team as well as the Calasans Camargo gym. Some of his most notable achievements are IBJJF World Champion, ADCC Champion, IBJJF Pan American Champion, UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Champion and many more.
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Claudio has a great instructional series called, “Giant Killing” available exclusively on BJJFanaitcs.com. This series is packed with tons of great advice from the ADCC Open Weight champion. Claudio shares simple yet devastating techniques that allow him to dominate even the biggest competitors he faces. One of the ways he does this is with a wrist lock that he hits from an Americana grip. Wrist locks can be some of the most demoralizing submissions for any Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioner. The reason for this is that they are almost cheeky in nature, making it frustrating when you tap to something so basic. Wrist locks are virtually everywhere. You can hit them from even the most un-expecting positions. We think this wrist lock from Claudio is truly special so we want to share it with you here today. Watch the video below of Claudio demonstrating the wrist lock and then we will break down his technique. Check it out now!
To hit this wrist lock from the bottom closed guard position, when your opponent is standing, the first thing you want to do is establish your grips. Claudio does this by grabbing the gi sleeve as his opponent is standing. Then he feeds his hand around his opponent’s forearm while also grabbing the wrist. Claudio snaps his opponent forward using his legs and his grips. Then Claudio uses his other hand to secure a cross grip while holding the wrist on the inside. He brings his opponent’s elbow close to his chest to lock it in, driving his arm and hand towards his shoulder. To finish the wrist lock, Claudio simply changes his grip and applies pressure.
In the past, wrist locks were seen as a dirty, dirty submission. But the truth is, they work. There is no reason you should not be using wrist locks. They are a submission that any well rounded grappler should have in their arsenal. Claudio Calasans demonstrates just how easy a wrist lock can be using the Americana as a set up. So if you liked this one then be sure to give it a try the next time you are in a live roll. And if you would like to see more amazing techniques from Claudio Calasans then I highly recommend you check out his instructional series, “Giant Killing” available exclusively on BJJFanatics.com. Claudio made this series with the little guy in mind, so if you struggle with bigger opponents then this really is the perfect learning tool for you.
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