Heel hook Escape

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  1. Marcelo C December 11, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    I didn’t see the module for the over under pass defense. This has been a challenge playing this guard. Thanks.

  2. Randy J December 12, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    There is a heel hook that can be grabbed as you start sliding your knee across your partners body to recompose guard. Is this what you suggest to do to escape or is there better options? Thanks!

    • Henry A December 24, 2016 at 2:42 am

      Are you talking about the inside heel hook? For that heel hook there is a different defense.

  3. Randy J December 30, 2016 at 4:38 am

    Yes thinking it over I believe it would be an inside heel hook.

  4. Francisco J January 29, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Hi Henry. Could you show as defense for a strainght kneebar and inverted Heel Hook. I think this two could be a follow up as you try to scape the normal heel hook. Thanks.

    • Henry A February 15, 2017 at 8:56 am

      yes i’ll film some videos for those soon

    • Kenneth H June 2, 2017 at 1:16 pm

      If I know the guy likes to knee bar right off of this defense i stop once my heel (the one being heel hooked) is facing up towards the ceiling and instead of stepping back I post my foot he doesn’t have against his butt and clear the knee. keep the leg straight till the knee is all the way clear to stay out of calf slicers

  5. Charles F July 8, 2017 at 4:47 pm

    I used the heel hook defense and when I came around, one of his legs were in between mine. No clue how this happened. But, then I landed Reverse Ashi Garami. I was amazed!

  6. seph l November 16, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    I would definitely like to see your take on inside heel hook defense and your advice on escaping both styles of heel hook when they triangle the legs to the inside and outside. Especially in this style heelhook where they would be hooking under the other leg in order to block this very defense.

  7. William B November 17, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Definitely would love to see an escape from what the comment above is talking about. The new heel hook position everyone is using. People are using it like crazy at my gym. Its called 411 or honeyhole. But its basically where they triangle their legs on the inside of your legs with 1 leg pushing against your leg for control.

  8. John Taylor April 16, 2018 at 3:17 am

    I’ve just got to the end of the module after spending 2 day’s on each Technique and im going right 🔙 to the beginning!. Gold 🥇. If you train the HJJ Module’s that Coincidence with the same MB Group one’s, for At Least a month,There’s NO better Open Guard system for Gi, No-Gi & Self Defence
    Period! 👍🏻….

  9. Wagner V October 16, 2018 at 12:26 am

    Hi Henry,

    If your opponent close a triangle in your leg to the opposite side that the he’ll hook is coming in …

    Is it possible to do the same defense without any injury?


  10. Leonard February 20, 2020 at 4:03 pm


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