This Choke is very sneaky in the fact that your opponent has you in a Choke but in reality you are putting them unconscious. It is a great counter to the submission and can be hit from side control, half Guard, or the closed Guard. Really the key is to put an immense amount of […]

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Here’s how to escape from a heel hook, one of the most feared submission grappling. From the ‘Leglock Defense’ volume of The Modern Leglock Formula

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Learn with Renzo Gracie how to attack a lethal armlock without exposing yourself to get hurt. Get to know the proper angle not to dislocate your shoulder.

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I’ve seen a lot of my White Belts struggle with escaping the modified Kesa Gatame position used in BJJ. In this video I review a roll that was recorded by one of the viewers. Our buddy Sean was rolling and got stuck in the Modified Kesa Gatame position and was unable to escape, eventually getting […]

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The next Achilles Hold escape I will be showing is the butt scoot escape. This is a good way of countering when the opponent falls over your ankle (sideways), and will get you out of danger and can get you into top side control. This escape also works great for heel hooks too.

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Professor Gustavo Gasperin teaches 3 options to escape from the standing headlock position, a common attack from an untrained person in a self-defense situation.

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David Avellan demonstrates 5 ways to defend and counter the Achilles Hold. David Avellan is a fantastic MMA coach and a high level grappler from the US. For more of his material, check out his websites:

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The Achilles Hold or Straight Ankle Lock is one of the most basic leg locks that one can learn. That being the case, being well versed in all of it’s escapes and counters is a good idea.

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