1- ROUNDHOUSE KICK DEFENSE: In the roundhouse kick defense your objective is to catch the knee preferably early and to open your adversary’s knee to the outside to force him to fall. Once he is on the floor he is in a prime location for you to step over his thigh to trap him and finish the standing straight ankle lock. This is a great self-defense technique and introduction to the straight ankle lock submission.
2- STAND UP IN BASE: Learning how to stand up in base is key to any great jiu-jitsu practitioner. This is a position that pops up in so many sweeps, reversals, and escapes that it is common in any given sparring session. In this scenario you are practicing against a standing opponent, using your kicks to create space before standing up to get away from a would-be aggressor.