Here we go again.
It's been a while since we have "blogged". Forgive me, but you should be watching TRUJITSU on YouTube anyways : ).
If you have been, then you probably already realized that's where my focus has been. Thank you by the way. However.. some still like the reading stuff, so I decided to throw another one or two on the table.
What better topic to elaborate on than the latest TRUJITSU rule # 10.
Here is what it boils down to. If you decide to jump into the latest "sub only" tournament, and your opponent likes to attack your feet or legs, then never let your toes line up in front of your knee.
Words may not explain this easily so I have decided to break this into two segments, and as always include pictures to better illustrate what we are trying to accomplish.
Long Story short, follow rule 10 and your Leg Lock issues probably start to disappear with little effort.
To explain in the simplest words, keeping your knee in front of your toes frames your leg and tucks your feet away from your opponent's hook. If your opponent can't hook your leg, they lose the opportunity to attack your leg or foot for that matter.
To help illustrate this subject I called upon two of my favorite Jiu Jitsu ladies, Jill and Kylie Baker.
Below is an example of one scenario where it is important to keep your knee positioned in front of your toes.
The first sequence shows Jill successfully hooking Kylie's leg for a sweep and leg attack.
Notice Kylie's left leg. This is a common occurrence from X Guard and single X.
This image below shows Kylie placing her knee forward and basing lower, which prevents Jill from capturing the leg.
The beauty of Jiu Jitsu is that anything can happen. There are several approaches to attacking your opponent's leg. However the defense is often very simple in almost every case. To be continued my friends..