Originally Posted by nefti
are your comps adult cbjj/ibjjf? and yes you can finish the footlock without reaping the knee.
Last time I competed the comps were under ibjjf rules and guillotines were allowed but I'm not a white belt so it doesn't affect me. I haven't competed in a while but I believe its the ibjjf rules for the world trials but maybe not for the other comps.
I know you can finish the straight ankle lock without reaping the knee but if you could there's no reason not to reap the knee? It makes the straight ankle lock less effective. I'm trying to understand understand why this rule is in place, sure you could possibly hurt someones knee but I've never seen it happen and I've never felt in danger when my leg is reaped surely there must be some proof.