We focused a lot on the straight footlock. Being legal from white belt onwards, it was the most relevant leglock and often, the most incorrectly applied. A perfect lock to practise our new knowledge on..
|The guys drilling|
He showed us drills to practise to ensure we catch the foot correctly and thus have the position correct. Having the positioning correct from the start, prevents the opponent “putting on the boot” aka straightening their leg, and 99% of the time means the submission is on before you even hit the floor and physically start to apply it.
|Set up drill- faking a guard pass|
|Correctly catching and positioning the foot|
· 50/50 guard to toe hold
Roli is a great guy, super helpful and practically hurled his knowledge at us. He didn’t hold anything back, and allowed a lot of time for questions at the end. The seminar has helped me recognise opportunities where a footlock could be attempted as opposed to say, a pass. So, yeah. Amazing seminar. Have some pictures of me and Angie drilling the techniques..
..to knee on belly.
|Finishing a same side straight footlock|
*Note* My notepad in the background of a few of the pictures. I've been writing every technique down in an attempt to remember everything!
I'd like to thank Master Cyborg for arranging Roli to come down and give us a seminar. It was awesome. I am now a footlock ninja. Kind of..