Craig Jones Saves Your Legs With This Heel Hook Defense Breakdown

Do you hear “The Sound of Silence” start playing when you end up on the wrong end of ashi garami with your foot jammed into a wet armpit?

Now, here’s the thing about this technique: You need to actually drill it. Like, with a live human being. A bunch of times. This is not one to watch on the interwebs a few times and going spinning into at live rolls.

You’ll start by forcing your opponent’s weight back onto their shoulder. This will relieve some, but not all, of the pressure on your knee. Use the hand that isn’t posting on the mat to clear their foot off your hip and down into the mat. To fully disengage, step over their body with your free leg and get the hell out of there before they chase you down.

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