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Technique of the Day: Escaping a Heel Hook

One of the most feared submissions in BJJ/MMA is the “Heel Hook” – a hold known for hindering careers based on the amount of damage done in applied properly based on the incredible torque unleashed on the victim’s ankle/knee. In fact, based on their danger, Heel Hooks have even been banned in certain grappling tournaments and occasionally MMA promotions as well.

Today’s MMATraining Technique features accomplished grappler Marcos Avellan demonstrating two versions of how to escape the hold if ever at risk of having your foot ripped off at the hands of an overzealous Rousimar Palhares fan…


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