Ankle Lock Defense

When your opponent is lying on his back and you're standing directly above him, you have to constantly be on the lookout for getting caught in an ankle lock. It's pretty much the only submission your opponent can manage from his compromised position, but it's a pretty easy submission for him to slap on, especially when you attack with a belly or face stomp. It's much like arm bars in that if you just stand there and let your opponent slowly synch in the ankle lock, you're not going to be able to get out. The instant he wraps his leg around your leg, you must peel his leg off you and then come down into him, most likely falling into his half guard. As I come down, I like to make my opponent pay by throwing a powerful overhand. The best way to avoid the whole scenario is to gain control of your opponent's legs and quickly pass his guard.

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In order to prevent getting caught in an ankle lock, I need to unhook Paco's right leg from my left leg. To begin this process, I reach my left hand around Paco's right foot and cup his heel in my palm.

I'm hovering over Paco, searching Going for an ankle lock, Paco Continuing to set for an opening to attack. swings his right leg between my lock, Paco hooks legs. over my left leg.

I pull Paco's right leg to the outside of my hips using my left hand. As I do this, I prepare to drop a savage overhand to his face.

Still holding Paco's right leg at bay with my left hand, I come down with the punch.

Using my downward momentum, I land a devastating overhand to Paco's jaw.

I pull Paco's right leg to the outside of my hips using my left hand. As I do this, I prepare to drop a savage overhand to his face.

I finish by dropping all the way down into Paco's half guard.

I drive my right heel down into Paco's belly.

I've gained control of Paco's legs, putting me in a good position to attack.

I drive my right heel down into Paco's belly.

Without wasting any time, I pull my right leg back and return to my normal stance. It is important to note that when executing this move you will be vulnerable to getting caught in an ankle lock so you should get in and out as quickly as possible. If you can knock the wind out of your opponent, it will make it easier to execute strikes or a pass.

Keeping Paco's legs split apart using my hands, I lift my right knee.

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