- Apr 8, 2018
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I know BJJ culture has a tendency to dismiss the opinions of lower belts, but I've spoken about this with some boys on the mat a few times. It seems to me, at least, that heel hooks and leg locks have become so prevalent in the recent years that whenever you watch an advanced ADCC match, it seems like it's a race to who can enter SLX and invert for the heelhook the fastest. It looks stagnant and outdated and it seems to me that it might be stopping the exploration of more niche areas of BJJ. For example, I would love to see the pioneers of the sport start to incorporate and rediscover neck cranks, wrist locks etc. But because of the danger a heel hook poses, it seems to me that is all anyone is aiming for in their matches now...