Blue Belt Stripe 1: Chapter 6: Leg Locks

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Chapter 6 of the Blue Belt Stripe 1 Course features 8 lessons. It is essential that you complete the lessons in the prescribed sequence or else you will have difficulty executing the Rapid Mastery Drills and the Focus Sparring Exercises featured at the end of each lesson. Once you complete all eight lessons, it is highly recommended that you start over and cycle through them at least two more times before moving on to the next chapter. To get total access to this chapter and all other Gracie University courses, including bonus Gracie Breakdowns and Narrated Sparring Videos, click here to start your 5-day Free Trial!


Chapter Lessons (8)

Lesson 42: Open Guard Setup (Ch6.1: Straight Foot Locks)

When facing an opponent who is savvy with their legs, it can be very challenging to pass the guard. Foot locks are a great way to put your opponent on the defensive, changing their focus from pass-...

Lesson 43: Primary Counter (Ch6.1: Straight Foot Locks)

When you’re on the bottom of the open guard, your foot is in danger. If you focus too much on defending the foot lock, then your guard will get passed. If you focus too much on preventing the pass,...

Lesson 44: Standard Toe Hold (Ch6.2: Toe Hold Foot Locks)

When you go for the Straight Foot Lock on someone who doesn’t know how to defend properly, it is very common for him or her to try to roll wildly to escape. To counter this, the most important thin...

Lesson 45: Primary Counter (Ch6.2: Toe Hold Foot Locks)

The Toe Hold Foot Lock is responsible for more leg/foot injuries than any other leg lock. The most important principle for surviving Toe Holds is discussed in great detail in this lesson, and it w...

Lesson 46: Reverse Drop (Ch6.3: Knee Locks)

The knee lock is one of the most feared submissions in the books. If fully applied, the knee lock can cause irreparable damage the knee. To make matters worse, the pain usually doesn’t kick in unti...

Lesson 47: Primary Counter (Ch6.3: Knee Locks)

The most reliable counter to the knee lock, as with any submission, is to avoid getting caught altogether. But, since the mind can easily get distracted in a position as dynamic as the bottom of th...

Lesson 48: Standard Heel Hook (Ch6.4: Heel Hooks)

Like the knee lock, the heel hook is an extremely dangerous submission that can cause irreparable damage when applied aggressively or carelessly. Although it takes years to master this devastating ...

Lesson 49: Primary Counter (Ch6.4: Heel Hooks)

This is the primary escape and the foundation for all heel hook escapes. This must be perfected to defend advanced heel hook set ups.