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Leg locks are quickly becoming extremely popular throughout the Jiu Jitsu community.  With the revolution in sub only tournaments leg locks have increased in popularity.  They are an effective tool in gi, nogi, and MMA.  We wrote an article, “Leg Locks Overview” discussing the basics of leg locks, if you’d like an introduction to leg locks, check it out! Today, we discuss different benefits to learning leg locks.  Leg locks are commonly perceived only as submissions.  Although they are primarily used as submissions, they can also be used to sweep your opponent, as a defense mechanism, and as a tool...

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BJJ, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, De La Riva Guard, DLR Guard, Grappling, Jiu Jitsu, Leg Attacks, Leg Locks, Martial Arts, Passing the Guard, Submisison, Submission Grappling, Submission Wrestling, Toe Hold -

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Do you constantly get beat by people using the De La Riva guard? Are you being swept over and over, while trying to pass? Well, you might be over-looking one of the best options to beat the DLR guard. That option is to submit. The majority of the time, people spend a lot of energy […]

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Ashi Garami, BJJ, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Grappling, Jiu Jitsu, Leg Attacks, Leg Locks, Martial Arts, No Gi, Submission Grappling, Submission Wrestling, Submissions, Toe Hold -

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The toe hold is a great, and painful leg attack technique. While most of the time, it is most available from a leg reaping position, it actually is possible from the ashi garami position. When people think of ashi garami, everyone thinks of the straight foot lock first. It is the first leg lock almost […]

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BJJ, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Foot Lock, Grappling, Jiu Jitsu, Leg Attacks, Leg Locks, Martial Arts, No Gi, Submission Grappling, Submission Wrestling, Submissions, Toe Hold -

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The omoplata can be an awesome technique. Of course, it’s a shoulder cranking submission but it also can be used to get some pretty easy sweeps. Unfortunately there are also easy defenses to the omoplata. Posturing up, rolling over the shoulder, and also stepping over are all ways that people defend the omoplata. But there […]

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BJJ, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Grappling, Jiu Jitsu, Leg Attacks, Leg Locks, Martial Arts, Submission Grappling, Submission Wrestling, Submissions, Toe Hold -

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The toe hold. It is a classic foot lock attack, but oft forgotten about. It is prominent in the Catch Wrestling style and is also present in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The toe hold is a gray area of grappling. In IBJJF tournaments, people tend to favor the straight foot lock, while in the submission only […]

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