Lately I've been playing around with what people call the footlock guard. Let me start with what I do know: Obviously a straight ankle lock and a Heel Hook are right there for you. As far as sweeps I've learned two. The technical standup sweep: When he is down on a knee trying to keep balance and stack you, you can switch your grip from overhook to underhooking his ankle and pull it up on yourself. Push his knee away as you do a technical standup. This is a common style of sweep from X-Guard and half guard also. A Leg lever type sweep: When he stands you can't do the first sweep. Threaten foot locks until he brings his free leg close enough, then dive for an underhook on the free leg. Your outside leg swings down and around for momentum while the inside leg bows his knee out like a leg lever except with the back of your knee. Sorry it's hard to explain but it's really similar to a half guard sweep. Are there any more important moves to know from the foot lock guard? And does anyone have any general footlock guard advice? I'm still new at it. Oh and about my concerns: Let's say I'm attempting a straight ankle lock and I have a tight grip of my opponent's ankle. If he should turn his knee in hard and I don't let go of his ankle, didn't he just explosively heel hook himself? People have escaped by turning thier knee inside and doing kind of a running escape, but it's normally slowly and they are freeing spinning thier ankle. If the ankle doesn't spin that's really bad right? I'm not trying to hurt anybody so I want to know if I should let go should someone try to spaz out of the footlock guard. Thanks!