Footlock
The footlock that Rodrigo Cumprido used to defeat Roleta.

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
By ClŠudio Moreno and Andres Lenta

Video: AVI [319K] of the technique.

These techniques should only be practiced with the supervision of an experienced instructor.
Practicing the moves incorrectly could result in serious bodily injury or death.



Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  The initial position is the spider guard. Andres is using the spider guard, very similar to Roleta's guard. ClŠudio is on top, trying to pass, with the intention of finishing the fight.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  ClŠudio, with a quick and precise movement, passes his leg through the legs of Andres, while at the same time turning his back toward Andres. It is important to pay attention to ClŠudio's grip, which is holding the collar of Andres with his left hand, to maintain his balance and to avoid giving Andres the chance to suddenly escape his hips.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  ClŠudio, with a quick and precise movement, totally releases his grip, and he seizes the foot of Andres, beginning a mata le„o on Andres's foot.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  At the same time that he grasps the foot and begins the mata le„o, ClŠudio was putting pressure toward Andres, to ensure that Andres doesn't move under him and sweep him.
Tech Factory - All Rights Reserved - Do Not copy without Permission.  With the lock in place, it is best for ClŠudio to pull as hard as he can away from Andres (not pressing the foot hard, but stretching Andres's leg out so that it is straight at the knee), stretching his upper body so that Andres cannot bend the knee and take the top position. This position is very efficient, and you should take great care when applying it, mainly during training. A good example of the use of this technique was when executed by Rodrigo "Cumprido" Medeiros used it to tap out Roleta in the first 20 seconds of the fight, where he won the World title for the Alliance team and the title of Absolute Black Belt Champion. It is a good position. Be very careful when using it during training. This technique contains a lot of leverage and it is very easy to injure your partner. Train it a lot.

This information was originally published on InTheGuard.com, a web site created by James "Calango" Love, Cláudio Moreno, and Felipe Moreno. Page downloaded on Sat Jun 29 21:39:15 PDT 2002.
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