Leg Lasso Counter
- You have to anticipate the leg coming in front for the lasso
- Drive your legs when creating pressure
- Don’t miss the grip on the foot
When it comes to working through problems in Jiu-Jitsu we have to make sure we don’t go too far down the rabbit hole of if this then that. When it comes to shutting down a position you only need 1-3 move or techniques that you’re decent at to shut down entire games from your opponents.
The lasso guard tends to be a difficult position for a lot of people. Don’t worry you’re not alone here. This movement has helped me a lot when it comes to dealing with those “flexible guy’s” in BJJ. It’s also the simplest answer to the problem because we don’t let them really ever set the lasso. We counter the movement before they ever get it.
Here are some key points that you should focus on if you want to be successful at stopping a lasso before it gets set:
- Make sure you keep your elbows close to your ribs to shut down your opponents ability to get the foot through
- If your elbow does open up from your ribs make sure you create an angle that makes it difficult for them to place the hook in
- Pressure, Pressure, and more Pressure
- Control the foot that they are trying to lasso you with