How to do the Calf Slicer Submission

How to do the Calf Slicer Submission

Calf Slicer

Unlike many of the submissions, you master on MMA Surge—arm bars, knee bars, etc—there’s really no risk of breaking something when you execute the Calf Slicer. Don’t let that lull you into a false sense of security—the Calf Slicer is designed for incurring the maximum amount of pain. Mixed martial arts guru Andrew “The Squid” Montanez shows how to submit any opponent with this devilish move.

How To Do A Calf Crush From Turtle Position

This is calf crush from turtle. All right, probably my all-time favorite leg lock. So I’m here outside. I like to control his wrist here, and I’m punching him and I’m punching him and I’m punching him, so he’s not thinking. He’s trying to cover up here, so he’s going to leave space between his elbow and his knee. Then I’m going to take this knee and slide as far as I can to try to get my foot here. So this is what it’s going to look like from the back.

See, I’m sitting on this leg. And from here what I’m going to do, I’m going to reach and I’m going to roll over my shoulder. All right, guys. So when we get here I triangle my legs right away to secure the position. Now some of the most common mistakes are people pull here with two hands. If I pull with two hands, I’m going to reach up and grab my arm.

He’s going to pull. He’s going to triangle his legs and he’s going to arm roll me right here. So what I’m going to do is when I’m here, I’m going to roll all the way through like we’re naked and I’m going to gable grip my hands here. Now he cannot armbar me. Also, what I’m going to do is I’m going to un-triangle my feet and go foot to foot, so I can push and pull down, and that’s calf crush from turtle.

Calf Crush from Inside Guard

Learn how to do a calf crush from inside guard leg lock in this Howcast video about lower body submission techniques for jiu-jitsu, judo, and MMA.

All right, guys. Previously, we’ve shown you how to set up the calf crush, the technique. Now I’m going to show you an actual setup for it. It’s a cool open session, as well. Now the guy is standing and he’s playing around. He’s backing out. He’s trying to go left and right. He doesn’t want to commit, right? He doesn’t want to come inside your guard.

So what I’m going to do is get as close as possible as I can. Put a foot on his hip, put the other foot here. From here I’m going to sit up, and hug it like I’m going to do a single, and then I’m going to fall back over. I’m going to the triangle, here. Squeeze, that causes a lot of pressure in the knee joint and on the calf. That is a calf crush from inside the guard.