In traditional BJJ there are four tenets or steps:
- Get it to the ground. This is in order to minimize the explosive force the opponent can generate.
- Get past their legs. They are dangerous.
- Work your way through a hierarchy of pins, where pins are graded in value according to your ability to strike with effect on the ground.
- Attack with a submission.
“Beautiful, elegant and deadly effective”.
Traditionally leg locks only fitted in when the system doesn’t work. They were seen as a signal of failure.
John would use leg locks only for inferior positions?
Traditional BJJ has only 1 direction: legs -> head.
Modern BJJ has leg locks and now there are two directions: legs -> head & head -> legs.
You can play off peoples’ reactions to your changing direction to get submissions more easily than traditional BJJ.
Control is what determines the percentage of a finisher. The higher the control the higher the percentage of the hold.
Ashi garami is a way of controlling the legs. However, this is not a part of the positional hierarchy. So ashi garami is the basis for John’s leg lock system?
*From Joe Rogan podcast