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Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Technique of the Month

Prof. Jason Izaguirre - Takedown to Footlock

The following Brazilian Jiu jitsu technique is demonstrated by Jason Izaguirre, who is a black belt under Royler & Rolker Gracie, and the founder and head instructor of Gracie Kailua.

For more information about his school, please visit www.GracieKailua.com

Here Prof. Jason demonstrates a takedown followed by a footlock.

Step 1

Jason starts by gripping his opponent's collar and sleeve.

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Step 2

Next Jason feints with a hip throw forcing his opponent to shift his weight backwards to avoid the throw.

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Step 3

Jason capitalises on this reaction to set up a reaping takedown...

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Step 4

...which the opponent counters by steping his leg up and backwards, off the hook, so Jason uses the reaping leg to block the opposite ankle.

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Step 5

Jason drops to perform an ankle pick on the leg he has blocked...

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Step 6

...and takes him down to end up standing in his opponent's guard.

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Step 7

Jason initiates the footlock as his right arm wraps around the opponents lower leg and he enters his right knee through the center of his opponents guard.

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Step 8

Jason falls back and secures his opponents ankle in a straight footlock...

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Step 9

...and applies the technique to achieve submission.

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