If you’ve been practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for any length of time you know that the BJJ community is largely split on leglocks. Some purists will tell you that there’s no place at all for these potentially dangerous locks. Other, more progressive BJJ fighters might tell you that leglocks are welcome, as BJJ practitioners have to possess a full arsenal of submission holds these days.
I’m not going to try to persuade you to take either side in this debate as we’ve already discussed this in other posts such as Leg Locks in BJJ.
Today we will give you a full review of a new training program, called Advanced Unorthodox Leg Locks: How to Rip an Opponent’s Legs in Strange and Interesting Ways. With a title like that you know that this has to be an interesting set of instructional videos. And even if you are a purist who abhors leg locks, I urge you to read on a bit to find out what this training program has to offer (and at least from the perspective of defense). Of course, if you’re more on the progressive side, you’re probably already chomping at the bit to find out more about this advanced leglock training series.
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Advanced Unorthodox Leglocks Review
About Advanced Unorthodox Leglocks
Before we get into the meat of this review, let’s talk about what you get when you order this DVD training series. The entire set is comprised of 4 DVD volumes. Yes, you actually get physical DVDs when you order this set. This is actually a welcome surprise, as many BJJ training videos these days are being released as downloadable video files only. Call me old fashioned, but I like having the ability to pop in a training DVD to watch on the big screen, instead of always having to watch online videos on the tiny screen of my laptop.
If you don’t like using physical DVDs and use your computer for the majority of your video training needs, you can always rip these DVDs to your laptop or to a cloud drive, and watch them at your leisure. Just remember, you don’t get an instant download when you order Advanced Unorthodox Leglocks; you’ll have to actually wait a few days for the DVD boxed set to be delivered to your home or office.
With all of that basic information out of the way, let’s move on to the teaching included on each of the leglock training volumes.
Here’s a quick rundown of each DVD, along with some highlighted submission holds taught on each one:
Volume 1 – This volume covers quite a few ankle, knee and hip ripping goodies. Of special note is the Knee Bar Clinic. This section of teaching takes you through some of the many different ways you can perfect your knee bars. Also covered on this DVD volume are some great holds, like the Spladel, the Kelly Turk and many more devastating leg-oriented submission holds.
Volume 2 – Again, this volume gives you tons of instruction on a wide variety of leglocks. This volume includes a full clinic on toeholds, which hardcore MMA fighters are sure to enjoy. Also covered in Volume 2 are, Shin Locks and Heel Hook variations, the Bottom Toe Hold, Leg Attacks from the Half Guard and a whole lot of other brutal leg attacks.
Volume 3 – This volume has some of the most unusual leglocks that we’ve ever seen. Discussed and taught in detail are, the Back Kelly Turk, the 50-50 Calf Lock, the Discus and a lot of very unorthodox leg holds and cranks.
Volume 4 – This volume picks up where Volume 3 left off. There are some very strange, but brutally effective leg submissions taught in this volume. You’ll learn, Leg Compression techniques, the Crippler (sounds scary doesn’t it?) and about a dozen other leg locks that are guaranteed to satisfy those of you looking for new ways to crush your MMA or grappling match foes.
Of course, I could only give you a brief rundown of some of the techniques taught on each volume in the Advanced Unorthodox Leglock DVDs. There’s a heck of a lot to be learned from these DVDs. And if you have a hankering to dole out some serious pain and punishment on your opponents, this may be the best series on hardcore grappling that you’ve seen in quite some time.
Any idiot could put together a series of one submission hold after another. We’ve all seen our share of guys out there who just can’t teach to save their lives. Thankfully, though, the guys who teach this leglock series are pretty good instructors. While I was not familiar with either of these instructors prior to watching this DVD series, it is apparent after watching that they teach grappling for a living and have been doing so for quite some time. Every technique is broken down, explained and shown in detail from a few different angles. If you’re really serious about taking your leglock game to another level, I think you’ll really appreciate the high level of teaching provided throughout the entire Advanced Unorthodox Leglocks DVD series.
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Set Ups Galore
What I found the most impressive about the techniques being taught in this DVD series was how many different types of set ups these guys teach. Anyone can show you a knee bar, but it takes a great teacher to show you how to get that submission locked in from five or six different positions. As we all know, positioning is king, not only in BJJ but in any combat based martial art. The set ups taught in this series are every bit as good as, if not better than the actual finishing holds themselves. If you want to know not just how to put on a leglock, but how to do so in the heat of battle, this is a teaching series you’re sure to appreciate.
Advanced Unorthodox Leglocks Review Conclusion
I know that the more traditional BJJ practitioners may not give this series a second glance. But we urge you to look at it from a different perspective. From a defensive standpoint. How can you defend if you know nothing about leglocks?
On the other hand, if you aspire to compete in grappling tournaments where leglocks are allowed, to further your MMA career, or simply want to round out and improve your BJJ asrsenal with some devastating leg attacks, you’ll get more than you bargained for from the Advanced Unorthodox Leglocks DVD series.
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