The Everyday Jiu Jitsu Podcast

The Everyday Jiu Jitsu Podcast Ep 22. The Saddle: The Leglocker's Weapon Of Choice

September 06, 2023 Matt Kwan Season 1 Episode 22
The Everyday Jiu Jitsu Podcast
The Everyday Jiu Jitsu Podcast Ep 22. The Saddle: The Leglocker's Weapon Of Choice
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The saddle, cross ashi garami, honey hole, inside sankaku… whatever you call this position, it is arguably the most dominant position in the game of modern leglocks. Most of the top leglockers in the world would agree that seeking the saddle is a good idea. Learn why the saddle is so dangerous for your opponent, how you can enter and finish from this position, and what to do if your opponent escapes your entanglement. Happy hunting!  

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Intro
Origins of modern leglocks
Advantages of saddle
Ashi garami details
Grip details
Digging the heel
Strong side vs weak side
Entries
Escapes
Countering predictable escapes
Contrasting the saddle and 5050
General reflections
Outro