The Clover Leaf And Leg Pummeling From BJJ Globe Trotter Charles Harriott
2 Awesome Techniques From BJJ Globe Trotter Charles Harriott
Charles Harriott is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and he is a BJJ Globe Trotters Instructor. Charles Harriott is a lifelong martial artist with a passion for Jiu Jitsu and a focus on a conceptual approach to teaching. Charles has just released an instructional video series "Leg locks 101" available exclusively on BJJFanatics.com! Charles has been to over 15 countries and counting teaching, training and living jiu jitsu. In his instructional series he lets you in on all his dirty little leg lock secrets. If you love playing leg locks then you will definitely want to check this series out!
#1: Cloverleaf by Charles Harriott
The cloverleaf is a great attack when trying to hit leg locks. It is an underrated submission that can be truly devastating. Check out the video below and then we will break down the technique!
This technique starts from a position where you have a leg triangle on your opponent’s leg. Take your training partner’s far leg and pull it over you while controlling it with a straight ankle lock grip. Now move to your side and plant your foot on the mat. Stay active with your leg while you squeeze your training partner’s knee. Remember that you want to make sure your training partner’s knee is flared out. This is the angle you need in order to hit the submission. From here, feed your arm in between your training partner’s legs. Now you can hit the clover leaf submission. Keep your elbow low and catch your gable grip as you go back on your side. Notice that you are using your opponent’s own shin to create the pressure that makes the submission possible. This is a very powerful submission when done correctly.
#2: Leg Pummeling Inside Control by Charles Harriott
Check out this awesome take on leg pummeling concepts with black belt, Charles Harriott. In the video below Charles shows an easy warm up drill that will help you are working leg locks in a live roll. Watch the video now and then we will break down his technique!
When you practice this drill you should be focused on securing inside control. Charles Harriott demonstrates what inside control is with the legs. Start off with your partner in this position. Take your hands off the floor and now take turns pummeling with your legs for inside control. This is a great exercise to warm up as well as getting used to basic pummeling to teach you inside control with your legs, and it can be made better by adding your hands in. Place your hands in a monkey grip around your opponent’s Achilles tendon. When you pummel with your legs you are required to first pass your opponent’s grips by taking your leg outwards before pummeling in. When your training partner’s elbow is over your toes you have to roll out and around his arm with your leg.
If you loved these techniques then you should really check out Charles Harriott "Leg locks 101" instructional series! It is packed with tons of great tips and techniques that will truly revolutionize your game.