Ankle Lock

Straight Ankle Lock (or Achilles Lock)

This page provides details for the Straight Ankle Lock (or Achilles Lock). This submission technique is used in martial arts such as Brazilian Jiu-JitsuSambo and Mixed Martial Arts. This ankle lock puts significant pressure on your opponent’s Achilles tendon.

All grappling techniques are potentially dangerous and should only be practiced under the supervision of a trained martial arts instructor. For more ankle lock techniques, please visit Black Belt Wiki’s main Joint Locks sections.

Ankle Lock Basics

Instructional Video on the Straight Ankle Lock

Ankle Lock – Common Errors