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How to Do an Ankle Lock from Side Control Leg Lock

Learn how to do an ankle lock from side control leg lock in this Howcast video about lower body submission techniques for jiu jitsu, judo, and mma.


All right, guys. Now what we're going to do is we're going to show you how to hit an ankle lock from side control, when the opponent is blocking his other leg, and you can't pass over to mount. So I'm in a nice tight side control. My shoulder is turning his face away from me. I always want to turn his face away. From here what I like to do is I like to always cause damage, deliver damage.

I'm going to pick up with my right leg and I'm going to drop knees to his leg here. Boom, yeah, this does not feel good. You can drop it to the hips. You can drop it to the ribs. I'm going to throw a couple of these knees, and then that hole where he is going to try and move his legs here, I want to get my knee in here. So I throw a couple of the knees. I'm going to throw my right through here.

From here, I can grab the knee to hold it nice and secure and I'm going to slide back to the ankle. I am going to windshield wiper this leg. I'm going to fall to that side. I always want the ankle that I'm attacking on the high-side outside. What that means that it's on the high-side of my body on the outside, because now it gives me room to arch back and finish. I'm going to get that nice guillotine grip on the ankle. I am going to pinch my elbow to my side, roll my shoulder back and I'm going to attack hip in. And that's how you do an ankle lock from side control.

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