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Lachlan Giles is a jiu-jitsu black belt from Australia. He is best known for his no-gi success and his heel hook pedigree. He is also considered a pioneer of the K-Guard, and the "outside sankaku" position.

  1. Crucial Details From The Best K-Guard Players | Technique Showcase

    Crucial Details From The Best K-Guard Players | Technique Showcase

    Nov 7, 2020

    The K-guard has become a favorite position for backtake specialists and leg lockers alike over the last few years. Sometimes called the keymaster guard or shallow X-guard, the position is best recognized as the root of the illustrious matrix backtake. 
  2. The Official FloGrappling Leg Entanglement Encyclopedia

    The Official FloGrappling Leg Entanglement Encyclopedia

    Oct 21, 2020

    Now that the IBJJF will be allowing heel hooks in 2021, it's time to brush up on your leglock knowledge. There are several leg entanglements, and most of them have a variety of names. Need to refine on your terminology? The official FloGrappling leg entanglement reference guide is here!
  3. Is Brazil's Grip On Submission Grappling Beginning To Fade?

    Is Brazil's Grip On Submission Grappling Beginning To Fade?

    Oct 31, 2019

    We often measure ADCC accomplishments at the individual level. 
  4. Lachlan Giles Joins ADCC Absolute Legends With Inspirational Submissions

    Lachlan Giles Joins ADCC Absolute Legends With Inspirational Submissions

    Oct 17, 2019

    Score one for the lightweights. After suffering a first-round defeat to Lucas Lepri in the 77kg division, Lachlan Giles shocked the grappling world, proving the smaller guys can hang in the open weight.
  5. It Wasn't Just The Leglocks That Made Us Love Lachlan Giles at ADCC

    It Wasn't Just The Leglocks That Made Us Love Lachlan Giles at ADCC

    Oct 8, 2019

    As human beings we inherently root for the underdog. That’s just a quality that most people like to see. If you’re not rooting for the underdog, you’re a jerk! And when Lachlan Giles submitted the +99kg champion, Kaynan Duarte, the crowd flipped on its head. 
  6. ADCC: Watch Every Submission From The Absolute Divison

    ADCC: Watch Every Submission From The Absolute Divison

    Sep 30, 2019

    The absolute division is one of ADCC's most spectacular features.