Knee Crush Toe Hold

This is a nice trick I learned from Matt Hume while training at AMC Pankration. The Knee Crush toe hold can be available in many different situations Here, I used it as a counter to a shrimp.

  • Step 1
  • Eddie starts in Jason's guard.
  • Step 2
  • Jason shrimps out to foot on hip.
  • Step 3
  • Eddie pushes Jason's left foot to the mat making sure that he keeps his left underhook on Jason's right side.
  • Step 4
  • Eddie slides his knee on top of Jason's shin and reaches back to grab his foot.
  • Finish
  • Eddie drives his knee downward on Jason's shin as he pulls up on Jason's foot to finish the submission.


Armtriangle's picture

that is a sweet move Ive been caught with that as a blue while using the scissor guard!

Ground and pound Baby!

smash's picture

Yea i've been caught with this one before while training. It's a tricky one.

qpx's picture

This technique looks simple, fast, and easy to execute. Awesome.

LLL(love leg locks)'s picture


only talk when walking is not enough
only hold when talking is not enough
only hurt when holding is not enough
only maim when hurting is not enough
only kill when maming is not enough


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shadallion's picture

Painful is right! Why do I always forget to do this when I'm passing?

mAdMiKe's picture


The strong man is not the one who wrestles, but controls himself in a fit of rage.

hookerryan's picture

cool.. i hate it when people shrimp... and i know a guy that does it... cant wait to catch him with it

Anonymous's picture

I use this alot,and think all should too.

Anonymous's picture

hard to controle afer ya put shin there will cause mad scramble

JDCujo's picture

nice little shin lock...the one im used to use you use your elbow diff setup but same effect

CombatChaz's picture

Pro Hooker. that's why you gotta rip it!!

inkspill's picture

used this one about a year ago on a gracie blue belt! junior high wrestling + lock flow technique for the win!