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.
- BONUS TIP
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.