Aaron 'Tex' Johnson Leg Locks 5 - Calf Slicer Set Up from 50/50 Guard

Aaron 'Tex' Johnson Leg Locks 5 - Calf Slicer Set Up from 50/50 Guard

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Now from 50/50 guard, when Tex goes for the heel hook, his opponent turns out to escape. As he turns, Tex traps the leg between his calf and hamstring, and while behind his opponent, he reaches around the waist to pull himself tight, forcing the tap. He also shows a variation where he can flatten his opponent and get on top to finish the submission.


Aaron 'Tex' Johnson Leg Locks 4 - Heel Hook on Far Leg when Opponent Turns Out of 50/50 Guard

Aaron 'Tex' Johnson Leg Locks 4 - Heel Hook on Far Leg when Opponent Turns Out of 50/50 Guard

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Now from the 50/50 guard, Tex's opponent knows what is coming so he pushes the leg and turns away to get out of 50/50. Tex catches the far leg, inverts to the inside and traps the leg. He makes sure to control the toes and then places the foot in his armpit, where he can trap it with his arm and crank the heel hook.

Aaron 'Tex' Johnson Leg Locks 2 - Inside Heel Hook from 50/50 Guard

Aaron 'Tex' Johnson Leg Locks 2 - Inside Heel Hook from 50/50 Guard

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Starting from closed guard, Tex inverts the same as before to go for the kneebar, but his opponent turns into him and they end up in the 50/50 guard. If his opponent is hiding his foot by locking a triangle, Tex lifts the top leg up and places it on his shoulder, giving him access to the foot he wants to attack. Now he isolates the heel with his arm, and pinches both legs together while his feet are on the hip. Once he cranks the heel from here, his opponent submits immediately.

Inside the University 754 - 50/50 Guard Setup to Straight Foot Lock

Inside the University 754 - 50/50 Guard Setup to Straight Foot Lock

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Using the same inverting movement as in the previous drill, Tex spins on his back parallel to his opponent and uses his foot in the armpit to push him forward. Here he traps the leg to threaten the knee bar, causing his opponent to turn into him, allowing him to drag the leg across and set up the 50/50 guard. He traps the foot in his armpit and applies pressure as he squeezes his knees together with both his feet on the hip.

Inside the University 509 - 50-50 Guard Specific Training

Inside the University 509 - 50-50 Guard Specific Training

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Here is some specific training in the 50-50 guard, which is often used as a stalling position in competition, so in this scenario, everyone will assume they are down one advantage and must get on top to finish a sweep and get their two points.

Inside the University 508 - Winning the 50-50 Guard Battle

Inside the University 508 - Winning the 50-50 Guard Battle

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When looking to get out of the 50-50 guard, Saulo first pinches his knees and pushes his opponent's knee to the ground. After his opponent's feet are uncrossed, Saulo now pushes himself back and away from his opponent, giving him the space he needs to stand up into base. From here he looks to establish himself in a strong top position.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 8 - Twisting Ankle Lock from 50/50 Guard

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 8 - Twisting Ankle Lock from 50/50 Guard

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From the 50/50 guard, Masakazu sits up and bends his opponent's knee to trap his foot, with the outside of the foot against his ribs. He holds the leg at the Achilles tendon like a guillotine, and uses his legs to squeeze the leg he's attacking tight. He twists his body to finish the ankle lock, which torques the joint the same way a toe hold does.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 4 - Foot Lock Defense by Countering with Heel Hook

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 4 - Foot Lock Defense by Countering with Heel Hook

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Masakazu now shows how he likes to defend a foot lock. His first point of focus is to relax his foot, and not focus on the pain. Rather than trying to escape the foot lock, he counters with an attack of his own. He simply grabs his opponent's foot, which is hooked under his leg, and torques it at the heel, forcing him to tap from the heel hook.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 3 - Heel Hook from 50/50 Guard

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 3 - Heel Hook from 50/50 Guard

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From the 50/50 guard, Imanari does the same set up as the last position to get the kneebar. But now, for whatever reason, he can't finish the kneebar, he slides himself to his back, moving his opponent's leg back to the other side of his body. Now he can easily trap the foot and finish a heel hook. He also shows how to continue the movement over and over as a drill.

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 2 - Kneebar from 50/50 Guard

Masakazu Imanari Leg Locks 2 - Kneebar from 50/50 Guard

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From the 50/50 guard, Imanari first pulls his opponent's leg across his body to the outside, and pinches it against his side. He plants his outside foot to escape his hips, and brings the foot underneath his opponent's leg, hooking the hamstring. Now he plants his head on the mat and rolls to the outside, straightening the leg as he rolls. He hugs the leg in his armpit and stretches to finish the kneebar.

Luiz Panza Foot Locks and 50/50 Guard 17 - Open Guard Sweep to Foot Lock

Luiz Panza Foot Locks and 50/50 Guard 17 - Open Guard Sweep to Foot Lock

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Luiz finishes his seminar at the University of Jiu-Jitsu with his bread and butter. Starting from the open guard, Luiz places one foot on the hip, and brings the other leg behind his opponent's knee and sweeps him like a tripod sweep. Once his opponent lands on the mat, he is in position to set up the 50/50 guard and immediately attacks the foot lock.

Luiz Panza Foot Locks and 50/50 Guard 14 - Xande's Private Lesson with Luiz Part 2

Luiz Panza Foot Locks and 50/50 Guard 14 - Xande's Private Lesson with Luiz Part 2

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Xande continues to ask Luiz questions and learn more about setting up the 50/50 guard and finishing foot locks from there.

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