Finishing The Straight Ankle Lock Isn't As Easy As It Seems
Finally Set Up and Finish The Straight Ankle Lock in BJJ, Submission Grappling and MMA
The straight ankle lock is a very simple leg lock in jiu jitsu, and probably the first foot / leg lock attack you will ever learn in any grappling art. But ...sometimes this seemingly simple jiu jitsu foot lock hard to finish.
In this grappling instructional video, Vlad Koulikov (Sambo Master of Sport, Judo Black Belt and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt breaks down his grappling fundamentals for the straight ankle lock - including the set up and finishing of the submission.
Straight Ankle Lock Submission Details (Knee Reaping) with Vlad Koulikov
He stresses from the very start that leg locks are not the do all end all and that guard passing goes hand in hand, if you attack legs often it can create opportunities for passing that your opponent isn't aware they are giving up and vice versa.
Vlad Koulikov is one of the best conceptual based grapplers and coaches in the world. Learn these simple concepts that will open your mind to another level of Jiu Jitsu.
The first grappling concept Vlad Koulikov explains it to use the entire body against one leg from your arms to your hips all the way to your legs you must use your entire body.
This as well opens up the opportunity for chaining submissions, going from one submission attack to another making your grappling game deadly and offensive base. With this, he explains the importance of keeping your opponent where you want them using the grappling technique of grape-vining the legs.
Telling us how it is essential for the submission finish because if your opponent can get away there is no submission in the first place.
To end it all he leaves us with the famous jiu jitsu quote "Position before submission."