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How to Do a Scissor Takedown to Ankle Lock Leg Lock

Learn how to do a scissor takedown to ankle lock leg lock in this Howcast video about lower body submission techniques for jiu jitsu, judo, and mma.


All right, guys. Now I'm going to show you how to get a fight to the ground. If you're fighting a better wrestler and you can't take him down, here's how you can get into the position that you want. This is a single defense to a flying scissor with an inverted heel hook.

So we're in our fighting stance. He takes his shot and gets a single on me. All right, he has a nice, tight single. First thing is textbook defense, I want to push his head away and I want to get in an over hook here and start cranking him down. That way I can punch, punch, sorry, short elbow, jump knee, whatever I want.

But from here, what I'm going to do is I'm going to start circling away from him, see? Try to line up our feet parallel. Then I'm going to replace this foot, my foot on the ground with my hand and I'm going to put my leg behind his legs, all right? A common mistake is people put their shin bone on the side of the knee. People put their knee here, and that's how people blow their knee out.

The proper way to do it is to come behind and put my knee all the way back here, so here and it takes them straight down. From here I can go straight, I can triangle my feet here, go straight into my inverted heel hook or I can go to position four here and go into my inverted heel hook. Whichever you choose, there's no right or wrong way and that's how you do a flying scissors into an inverted heel hook.

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