Thursday, June 3, 2010

Straight Leg Lock

Today was a small class in the afternoon, which is always fun. We worked a straight leg lock. When Fabio had shown the basic technique, he showed us a variation that was really cool. You place your wrist bone on the achilles, kind of like the blade of a knife, and as you go back to do the lock, you turn your wrist into the ankle.

It hurts. Lots.

I still haven't used leg locks very much in grappling. Not only do I just not think of them during rolling, but I am still a little apprehensive about using them because I don't want to accidentally hurt someone. Also, when I start using leg locks, the other person generally starts using them back. And that's bad news for me. I guess I should look at that as an opportunity to get better at escapes! ;)


Liam H Wandi said...

Count yourself lucky that you are getting an early exposure to them. Learn them properly and perhaps let them rest in the back of your mind :p

slideyfoot said...

I don't like them either, and for similar reasons to you, I never use them in sparring.

Also like you, I'd be interested in knowing the defence, but I don't particularly want to know the attacks (though naturally that helps improve the defence, as you're better at seeing them coming). ;)