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breaking heel/ankle control on you

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by blanko, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. blanko Guest

    i am looking for options when your opponent grabs your heel/ankle in their guard (such as the DLR) and what you guys do to break it.
     
  2. Vaga Yellow Belt

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    Stephen Kesting used to have an article about just this thing but I can't find it anywhere.

    I'll try my best to explain.

    If your standing in your opponent's guard and he's griping both you heels, you can circle your feet out, one at a time. Think about how you would circle your hand free from a wrist grip, just do it with your feet. Your right foot would make clockwise circle and your left foot would make a counterclockwise circle.

    His grips on your heels stops you from stepping strait back but they can't stop you from stepping forward, out, then back.

    Does this make any sens at all?
     
  3. -Montanha- Blue Belt

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    I like these
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  4. blanko Guest

    no i mean like when you are in his dlr guard an he is controlling your leg by gripping on to your heel.
     
  5. blanko Guest

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    her hand cupping the heel.
     
  6. ShanghaiBJJ Brown Belt

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    Lol I think that's a dude, no?

    I kick back (stretching the control) and then kick forward up and out hard.
     
  7. -Montanha- Blue Belt

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    Sorry man, that one is easier, just step foward and pull your foot toward your opponent. I was at a tournament and I saw Rickson working on that with a student. They grab the back of your foot, dont pull back, just step foward.
     
  8. blanko Guest

    you're kidding, it can't be that simple...
     
  9. Zankou Bringing peace and love Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    You have to circle the foot out, in a circle going away from your opponent's body and toward their head. Just kick in a little circle.

    This is an important technical detail nobody ever teaches. I got it from Kesting's explanation.
     
  10. -Montanha- Blue Belt

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    Yup, BJJ is just that simple.
     
  11. blanko Guest

    cool any other options?
     
  12. Thalion Green Belt

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    I was taught this one . You are in the same position of the photo

    Open de la riva and free your left leg (you must control his right leg that is pushing your left to avoid that action).
    then take controll of his both knee grabbing the pants.

    Step with the left leg to his right sid while you push the knee with you left hand putting your weight on in and pull the other one , then kick back the grabbed leg and like make and outside circle put it near your other leg and then knee on stomach.
     
  13. EE6_TBOIO_MATb Blue Belt

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    I also thought it was a dude on the pic.

    I would spontaneously kneel with the leg concerned.
     
  14. blanko Guest

    WHAT?
     
  15. The Colonel Purple Belt

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    Like everyone else said, just circle the foot out. It is ridiculously easy and an often overlooked little detail for defending open guard when standing. Think of it as pummeling with your foot.

    And yes jiu-jitsu is that simple. Whenever I'd go to seminars with some massive problem that had been bugging me forever, I'd ask whoever was giving the seminar (went to lots of Pedro Sauer seminars) and he'd just be like, "oh just grab his other ankle" or "just switch your hips" it was always something really simple that made you feel like a total tard.
     
  16. Delbjj Green Belt

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    Use your shin/knee to defeat the DLR hook first. Then pressure your shin/knee forward into the thigh. From here you can bring your same side hand in to pick the grip off. From here I look to transition immediately to the bull/x/torino pass.
     

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