You are here: Home / Blogs / DanFaggella's blog / #FootLockFriday: Unexpected 50-50 DANGER

#FootLockFriday: Unexpected 50-50 DANGER

    Fri, 2013-02-08 11:30 — DanFaggella

    Sorry, you need to install flash to see this content.

     For more great articles, please keep coming back to this blog right here! To learn more specifically about leg locks on larger opponent, you can find Dan Faggella’s other instructional resources online at www.BJJLegLocks.com.

     

    The Most Dangerous Leg Lock is the One They Don’t See Coming...!

    So this week on Footlock Friday we’re going to be digging into one of the most dynamic and still misunderstood positions in the leg lock world - the 50-50 guard.

    This position is most known for it’s sweeps and stalling in the gi - while in no-gi the inside heel hook is the real danger of the position itself. In the video below, we cover an effective achilles lock attack on the outside - rather than the inside leg. Let’s take a look below:

    Confuse a Few Training Partners with This One:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GeWoJ7TTsy0

    This bounce-over achilles setup is one that I cover in good depth in this science of skill article from back in October:

    Unexpected Leg Lock Setup from the 50-50 (October Article)  

    Today, I wanted to dive into the elements that must be in place in order to get this setup to work properly. 

    1. Notice that before the bounce, I need to make sure my “bite” on that far achilles is close to perfect. This means his leg needs to be bent and I need my grip high on his achilles itself (not the calf), and high up into my chest as well. If I have both of these elements in place - I’m in a good spot.
    2. In order to bounce properly, not only do I need to throw my right shoulder (in this case) over to the mat, I need to literally bounce with my outside leg. With a bigger opponent this may need to be done explosively. Since we are in gi I don’t need to worry about the inside heel hook when working this attack.
    3. The finish is done not only through compression (my weight and arms scrunching the ankle), but through tension created by kicking / stomping off of his stomach and chest. It’s important to have this kind of “stepping point” to make this finish work the way it should.

    Hit that one in training this weekend and let me know how it goes, I’m looking forward to being in touch!

    To your footlock success,

    -Daniel Faggella

     

    For more great articles, please keep coming back to this blog right here! To learn more specifically about leg locks on larger opponent, you can find Dan Faggella’s other instructional resources online at www.BJJLegLocks.com.

    Fight Shop

    OTM - Biohazard Rash Guard
    $64.99
    Built to Fight - Pro Thai Style...
    $74.99
    OTM T - Occupy the Mat Front
    OTM T - Occupy the Mat
    $25.00
    The Turtle Guard DVD
    The Turtle Guard DVD
    $44.99

    Who's Online

    vwmcvey
    Benjamin Bieker
    edwardk
    zachery.blackburn
    brucutu
    daveywd77
    There are currently 6 users and 37 guests online.

    Who's New

    Mercenary92
    TheRockBJJ
    Scottgillis1118
    Adam Carter
    Daviidp10
    ramvjr
    angela.sauermann.ca
    thelastelementsem
    Ruscio
    johnt13
    JayPagesJJCTA
    piousjr@hotmail.com
    Turtlejitzu
    jonno.nickson
    sethwilliambrown
    mquintanilla1
    michelleciociola
    rubentodd
    thheffelfinger
    Relentlessmaa

    Tag Cloud

    BJJ Finder
    view counter
    Training in Rio has never been Safer or Easier!
    view counter