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GB Techniques: Leg Locks

This week Gracie Barra Techniques brings you various techniques to attack the opponent’s legs.

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Due to the rules of IBJJF competition, leg locks are not stressed as much for lower belts in many jiu-jitsu academies. As you gain experience, you must study the ways to control and attack the opponent’s legs.

Let us have a look at some of the advanced techniques that these GB instructors show to leg lock opponents.

1) Knee Bar from Butterfly Guard / Leg lock partindo da Guarda Aberta 

When you elevate your opponent with the butterfly sweep and your opponent keeps their balance, you can switch to the knee bar.

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2) Escape the mount to foot lock / Saída da Montada + Finalização de Chave de Pé

Transition from a mount escape right into your own foot lock attack!

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3) X-Guard to Kneebar / Transição da Guarda-X para a Chave de Joelho

The X-Guard is an advanced position that is primarily a sweeping position, but as we see here, can also attack the knee bar.

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4) Calf Slicer / Chave de panturrilha partindo da guarda aberta

A great movement from open guard to attack an uncommon leg submission when the opponent turns away.

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5) Knee bar and foot lock from spider guard / Chave de Joelho e Chave de Pé.

The Estima brothers Braulio and Vitor teach how to use a strong spider guard sweep to get under the opponent and attack the legs.

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Credits: Mark Mullen

Gracie Barra Black belt based in Saigon, Vietnam

Twitter: @MarkMullenBJJ

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