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Ankle Lock, BJJ, Foot Lock, Foot Locks, Footlock, Grappling, Leg Lock, Leg Locks, Leglocks -

Leg locks are becoming increasingly popular with the growth of nogi, submission only and tournaments like EBI.  Many people assume leg locks are only effective nogi because you can’t reap in many gi divisions and you can’t utilize the heel hook. There are several leg locks that are extremely devastating in the gi.   Three of the most devastating leg locks in the gi are the strait foot lock, the knee bar, and the toe hold.  These three leg attacks are extremely good in the gi, some may even say they are better because you have the pants which make escapes...

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achilles lock, bjj, botinha, foot locks, jiu jitsu, leg attacks, Luiz Panza, techniques -

Luiz Panza is a black world champion and one of the most exciting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitors on the mats today. Though he has yet to develop the name recognition of some of the superstars and luminaries of the BJJ world, that is due to change very soon. Panza, a former model, traded in modeling and corporate career to dedicate himself to the jiu jitsu competitive scene only relatively recently.  Known for his devastating straight ankle locks or 'botinhas', this Checkmat BJJ fighter is a name that is guaranteed to grow in popularity and recognition as his game develops.  In...

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adcc, competition, dean lister, foot locks, leg attacks, philosophy, pioneer -

Dean "The Boogeyman" Lister has built a career being one of the most feared grapplers on the planet.  As one of the pioneers of the American leg submission game, he helped pave the way for the current crop of leg attack specialists who dazzle us on the various competition stages that have come about in recent years.  Without competitors like Lister, popularizing the once dreaded and still feared lower body submission game, many of the current stars of the BJJ world may be focusing on other areas. A great way to dig deeper into the mind of Dean Lister is...

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bjj, Foot Lock, Foot Locks, Footlock, jiu jitsu, Straight Foot Lock, Submisison, techniques -

The foot lock is one of the most underrated submissions in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  Many people assume that the foot lock does not actually threaten a break, but is a “pain” submission.  This is a common misconception, if applied properly, the foot lock can very easily break your opponent’s metatarsals. Why do people think that the foot lock is a “pain” submission?  It could be the fact that in the Black Belt matches at the IBJJF worlds, you will rarely see a foot lock finish. You have some people that don’t tap to it.  For instance, the Miyao Brothers are...

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BJJ, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Foot Locks, Grappling, Jiu Jitsu, Leg Attacks, Leg Locks, Martial Arts, Straight Foot Lock, Submission, Submission Grappling, Submissions -

The straight foot lock can be a powerful weapon in a Jiu Jitsu competitor’s arsenal. It is the only leg attack legal for white belts and yet black belts still use it in the highest level of competition to win big matches. There are variations on the foot lock, which makes it useable in so […]

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