Takedown to Achilles Lock

A Technique from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Courtesy Rebecca Motte and thetechniques.net

Instructor: Daniel Moraes and Joe Hurst

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.



Daniel Moraes (in black) and Joe Hurst (in red) start from the stand up in the basic position.


Daniel presses his head against Joe's chest to hold him back as he reaches down to grab behind Joe's left thigh.


Daniel immediately sits to the floor placing his hips directly underneath Joe's hips. Daniel takes both of his legs between Joe's legs and hooks high with his left foot. Daniel is controlling Joe's left leg with his right hand, and controlling Joe's right arm using his left hand.


Daniel immediately wraps his right leg around the outside of Joe's trapped leg and places his heel in Joe's left hip. Daniel figure fours his hands around Joe's left leg. Daniel's right arm wraps from the outside underneath Joe's lower leg below the calf muscle, and grips his left forearm with his left hand hooked over the top of Joe's shin for a secure "figure four" grip on Joe's leg.


For the submission, Daniel extends his body by taking his shoulders back and bridging his hips. This is a very painful lock as seen by the expression of pain on Joe's face as he taps.

This information was originally published on thetechniques.net, and is reproduced on BJJ.Org with the express permission of Rebecca Motte from thetechniques.net. Page downloaded on Sun Oct 27 15:04:47 PST 2002.
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