Toe Locks

List of Toe Locks & Toe Hold Submissions

This page provides details on a variety of toe locks and toe hold submissions used in martial arts such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. With these techniques, you are grabbing on an opponent’s foot near his toes in order to put significant pressure on the opponent’s ankle joint. These joint locks are submission techniques.

For other joint locks (i.e. elbow locks), please visit the main Joint Locks section.

Toe Locks & Toe Holds

Toe Lock/Hold Variations

  • Figure Four Toe Hold
  • Inverted Toe Lock
  • Rolling Toe Hold