How To Escape a Beefy Leg and the Ankle Lock You’re Trapped In

Leg entanglements are challenging enough against advanced students. Factor in really strong legs and/or a giant’s foot on your hip, and you’ll find getting out of danger isn’t as easy as most tutorials make it sound.

RVV BJJ has been going over some of the finer details of the leg lock game in a multi-part series, and this week takes on how exactly to troubleshoot an unmovable object keeping you in perilous joint lock territory. He recommends switching your base off the booty and onto your back, freeing up both arms to gram the foot on your hip. The idea is to use both arms to pull-pull their foot in its weaker direction, sliding it out of position, and beginning the escape.

Here’s what we mean:

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Kimberly Kaye
Kimberly Kaye is a purple belt under NOLA MMA's Professor Matthias Meister, Mestre Valencio Cocada, and Ray Lopez. When she's not being choked or kicked by large Louisianians, she's an integrative wellness coach working primarily with fighters and autoimmune disease patients. In her free time she rehabilitates of deaf bully breed dogs no one else wants. Kimberly coexists with the rare diseases CIPO and Ehler-Danlos Syndrome, and is an advocate for disabled individuals in the martial arts community and world at large.
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