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Bas Rutten teaches the heel hook in this free video lesson

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How To Do Bas Rutten's Heel Hook

Mixed martial arts legend Bas Rutten gives a lesson in mixed martial arts. Learn how to deliver a painful heel hook against your opponent and watch him submit.

Step 1:
Pull Knee
Pull your opponent's knee so the heel will pop up. I can pull his knee with my arm but I can also push with my leg. Two forces against one leg, is always better.
Step 2:
Grab Heel
When the heel comes up, grab the heel.
Step 3:
Push Hip
Once you grab the heel, put this foot up and post it on his hip and push it down as hard as you can so he can't pull it off.
Step 4:
Once it's there, grab your hands together and twist. And you rotate his lower leg. It's like the exorcist you know, with the head that turns around. Now it happens with the leg. He stays in the same position, the lower leg turns.
Any leg lock, heel hook, inverted heel hook, toe hold, all those leg locks except for a straight knee bar, you want to bend his leg as much as possible. The more you bend it, the more pressure he'll receive. His escape will be stretching his leg. Once he stretches his leg, don't worry. Grab the inside knee, and push to the side and rotate your body. When the heel comes up again and you can hook it.

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