Toe-Holds... For Realz
*(first off i want to say that there are other ways to do a toe hold then the way i am demonstrating, but this toe hold i feel is the strongest, most versatile and most secure way to finish the submission.)
toe holds are hard to do.
i have seen a lot of people post 'how to' articles on toe holds and either they do not explain them fully, or they dont do them correctly at all.
i think people that do know how to do toe holds, dont know why they work and just do them instinctively, so there is not a lot of explanation out there on how to make them work.
i think those of you who are good at toe holds will find that you are going through all the steps i show here, but may not realize it.
those of you who get toe holds some of the time, and not other times will probably see in this video why your technique is not working some times but does others. every step i demonstrate HAS to be done in order to get the submission. if just one of them is off, then the entire thing is a waste of time and energy when you should be going for a different sub, or change your position to fix the toe hold.
i hope this article is helpful.
memorize this checklist, and every time you do a toe hold run down the check list to make sure you have everything set up:
1)opposite side hand grabs the foot (right leg, left hand)
2)grab foot on the pinkie toe side of foot
3)thumb pointed toward the heel
5)knee facing you
6)turn toes toward their butt, and the heel toward your face
the steps 2