A Nasty, Nasty Wristlock Highlight
Mar 30, 2020
I've heard wristlocks referred to as heel hooks of the upper body. They're awful to get caught in, but they make you feel supremely powerful when you land one.
There are few things more satisfying than seeing somebody's face screw up in a mixture of pain, shock and anger as you crank their wrist the way it's not meant to go.
The beautiful thing about wristlocks is they can be hit from all kind of positions– from standing, from on top, or from guard. They're a great way of finishing off stubborn opponents who refuse to tap to other attacks, especially triangles.
There are a few key points to submitting somebody with a wristlock:
- You've got to make sure the arm is immobilized, preferably by wedging their elbow where it can't move around and let them relieve the pressure.
- If you're going for the traditional gooseneck style wristlock, then a solid grip over the knuckles is key, as is a twist in the direction of the pinky finger as you crank.
Watch the matches featured in the highlight by hitting the links below:
- Vagner Rocha vs Marcin Held KASAI Pro 3
- Erberth Santos vs Alexandro Ceconi 2018 King of Mats Los Angeles
- Nick Albin vs Jon Cobb Fight To Win Pro 29
- Nathiely Jesus vs Ida Floisvik IBJJF 2017 European Championships
- MAX GIMENIS vs RENAN VIEIRA 2019 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship
- DJ Jackson vs Roberto Satoshi 2019 Abu Dhabi King of Mats
- Claudia do Val vs Monique Elias 2018 World IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship
- Nikki Sullivan vs Tracy Pham Fight 2 Win 94
- Taylor Danielle Segovia vs Stephanie Cantu Fight To Win Pro 21
- Isaac Doederlein vs Joao Gabriel Sousa Abu Dhabi King of Mats, Lightweight
- Claudio Calasans vs Manuel Ribamar IBJJF 2017 European Championships
- Jose Bazarra vs Jaime Rodriguez Fight 2 Win 112