6x ADCC World Champion Atos HQ Head Black Belt Andre Galvao teaches agreat details for the best leg entanglement to a super nasty Modify Heel Hook. He also teaches The Imanari Roll, during the no-gi advanced class on 03/23/2021.
The heel hook is a grappling submission hold commonly utilized in a sporting environment to force an opponent to quit, thus ending a match in either jiu jitsu, combat sambo, catch-wrestling or MMA. This is a very advanced technique. We suggest you to learn it ASAP so you can understand how it works and also recognize the dangerous during sparring sessions, it's super important to understand the mechanics from this nasty submission technique.
The Heel Hook attacks one specific part of the body (heel, achiles, ankle), while controlling and isolating the knee (it where causes more damage usually), also the hip to prevent your opponent to spin. Then rotational, inward force is applied the to heel to finish off the submission.
Andre Galvao is one of the greatest BJJ athletes of all time, with 6 IBJJF World Championship titles, 10 IBJJF Pan American Championships, and 6 ADCC World Championship titles (4x as the ADCC Super Fight Champion). He received his black belt from Luis “Careca” Dagmar, having also worked extensively with Fernando Terere. Galvao is also a former mixed martial artist, with an MMA record of 5-2-0, before he retired to lead the Atos Jiu-Jitsu Academy's Headquarters in San Diego, California.
Today, Atos is considered one of the best jiu-jitsu academies in the world, producing World Champion athletes at all levels, from juvenile and white belt all the way to black belt. Galvao's mission with Atos BJJ On Demand is to share the lessons, and experiences he has acquired competing and coaching over the years.