The straight ankle lock is often the first lower-body submission people learn when they start jiu-jitsu. This technique is relatively safe, IBJJF legal at every adult level, and fairly simple in its execution. As with every fundamental technique, though, you can learn even more about the details and specific mechanics of the straight ankle lock to take it from good to great.
In this video, Eli Knight teams up with the Budo Brothers to take a closer look at the straight ankle lock through his Jiu-Jitsu Deep Dive. If people aren’t always tapping to your straight ankle locks or you just want to make sure that your foot locks are as close to perfect as possible, check out his tips and practice them the next time you roll: