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.

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!

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.

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.

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