Learn to Safely Practice The Inside Heel Hook. No one is going to die from an inside heel hook. But this submission has probably caused more long term serious injuries than any other. If you are drilling this at home with your brother make sure you understand how quickly the damage is done. There’s no […]
Category: Leg Locks
BJJ Leg Locks
Toe Holds, Heel Hooks, Knee Bars, Calf Slicers & Ankle Locks. For many years most BJJ Competitors were focused on Chokes and Armbars, with leg locks considered low brow and uncivilized. But that was then, this is now. Dean Lister, John Danaher and his infamous Leg Lock system as used by the DDS (Danaher Death Squad) have changed the game. If your serious about competing in BJJ or MMA today you need to drill leglocks and leg lock defence.
If you’re new to BJJ take care who you train leg locks with. Particularly the inside heel hook where the risk of accidental injury is high, if the participants are not careful.
Why would you ignore 50% of the body? Dean Lister is credited with popularising leg locks in Jiu Jitsu. He famously influenced John Danaher with a simple question. Why would you ignore 50% of the body? Here Dean explains how to lock in a devastating heel hook.
Outside Heel Hook
John Danahers Outside Heel Hook Master Class. While John Danaher didn’t invent leg locks he has certainly perfected their use in competition BJJ. Building an amazing system that has brought huge success to his squad. Watching this video will improve your understanding of how heel hocks work and give you the details to stay in […]
The Dreaded Toe Hold
Dean Lister Teaches The Inescapable Toe Hold BJJ meets catch wrestling as Dean Lister explains the finer points of Toe Holds. Great details like; Don’t grip with your thumb (think Kimura grip), Control one of your opponents legs with both of your legs, Don’t let them sit up in the set up When Bernardo says […]
Watch as Dean Lister Kneebars a Holocaust Survivor. Dean Lister teaches the perfect kneebar technique. Key points; Grab the toes to stop them twisting out. DO NOT go for a toe hold (from kneebar). Go for the lower leg if you can Many people teach you to go for the toe hold in the kneebar. […]