The Everyday Jiu Jitsu Podcast

The Everyday Jiu Jitsu Podcast Ep 19: Make Outside Ashi Great Again

August 16, 2023 Matt Kwan Season 1 Episode 19
The Everyday Jiu Jitsu Podcast
The Everyday Jiu Jitsu Podcast Ep 19: Make Outside Ashi Great Again
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Outside ashi garami is often misunderstood and underappreciated in the leg entanglement hierarchy. It is fair to say that most leg lockers prefer positions like the saddle and even 5050 over outside ashi garami because they can access the inside heel hook, but no leg locker will reach their full potential without a strong outside ashi garami. Learn some of my favourite details and insights of this great position. Enjoy!

Further Study/Resources: 

-Leglocks: Enter The System by John Danaher 

-Systematically Attacking The Legs by Gordon Ryan 

-Dynamic Outside Ashi: Leg Attacks by Jason Rau 

-The Complete Guide To Outside Ashi Garami by Damien Anderson 

-A tip for digging heelhooks: The rule of perpendicular legs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXpsj00GLAo 


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Intro
What is outside ashi garami?
Outside ashi garami goals
Leg position (sankaku vs crossed feet)
Ankle controls and grips
Common problems with outside ashi garami
Creating heel exposure
Outside ashi/reverse ashi/saddle trilemma
Inside ashi garami and the Z-Lock
Transition to 5050
Finishing mechanics
Defenses
Games from outside ashi garami
What I’m doing next
Outro