Guys today I am here with Renato Cardoso. Renato is a very high level black belt and he has won a lot of competitions. This video is a little old from time in New York when I was training with Marcelo Garcia. I got the chance to train with Renato and I had asked him to show me his trademark foot lock that he does from the 1 leg x guard. The video is below and then I will breakdown.
Breakdown of A Nasty Footlock From 1 Leg X-Guard by The Best On It – Renato Cardoso:
So guys this is a really cool footlock and it works really well. Renato has won many of his matches by using this foot lock. It is kind of like a toe hold or estima lock in how it works but it is different. Basically, this is a great submission because it is applied from 1 leg X and this is normally a position where your opponent is threatening you with the foot lock.
So what Renato does is peel the foot that I have on his hip and he knows that I am going to put it back. When I go to put the foot back on his hip, he has already put me in the trap and it is to late.
To finish he does a 2 on 1 gable type grip on my foot and he is going to use the leverage from his elbow to get my foot to break. Guys this is a super tight lock and it happens very quick. Be careful with this one, oss!