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How to Defend against a Knee Bar Leg Lock

Learn how to defend against a knee bar leg lock in this Howcast video about lower body submission techniques for jiu jitsu, judo, sambo, and mma.


All right, guys. I'm going to show you proper knee bar defense. Sean's going to grab my leg and he's going to spin for the knee bar. As soon as he gets here, right away I'm going to triangle the leg he's trying to attack. As he falls to that side, i'm trying to come up.

Now what I'm going to try to do here is I'm going to try to get an under hook on the arm that's closest to me. Get that under hook, reach over to his far shoulder and I'm going to sprawl, here. From here I'm going to cable grip nice and tight, everything's always tight, and I'm going to shuffle around to the back. From here, if you want to take the back, you can take the back.

If you want to go to an arm triangle, you can start transitioning to an arm triangle. If you want to go for the arm bar, you can come up and start going for the arm bar or if you want to be me, like I like to do, grab that far wrist, pull it in, and start going to count. That's how you defend the knee bar.

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