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Alan Belcher
6/08/2012 1:10am,
Hey everyone,

Alan Belcher here, and this is one of my favorite ways to get the inside heel hook. I like this one because when you time it right it's really difficult to stop, and it puts you right in the "4/11" position, which is my favorite position for leglocks.


Mikey Triangles helps me demonstrate the move here, and it's one he uses a lot too. We don't break down too many details in this video, but if you put in your email I'll be sending out free instructional videos regularly, including some real detailed breakdowns on techniques like this. I also like having contests and giveaways pretty often. Check it out in the link below: (http://gulf-coastmma.com/flying-heel-hook/)


http://gulf-coastmma.com/flying-heel-hook/

Goju - Joe
6/08/2012 9:45am,
Hey what!!

You're one of my favorite fighters. Plus I am also big Johny Cash fan

Omega Supreme
6/08/2012 10:04am,
Putting this message here because I'm not sure how to email you.

Thanks Alan.

My input on the matter is I personally counter this by pushing their knee (in this case) away and to your inside to prevent the leverage. Would you press the situation here or would switch your opponents legs to a standard position.

Also, why 4/11?

Tramirezmma
6/08/2012 12:05pm,
Hi Alan, great video, I'm signed up.

I take it the emphasis on the 4-11 position is to avoid the mexican standoff you can get into at 50/50?

Colin
6/08/2012 12:54pm,
Holy **** it's Alan Belcher.

Fucking amazing fighter! On a win streak right now too :)
Any plans for another fight against Akiyama? You were robbed in that fight, imo.

Sweet video. Those kids are starting young!

TheMightyMcClaw
6/08/2012 2:11pm,
Thaaaat was awesome. How hard would it be to hit the achilles lock instead, if you were fighting in an environment were heel hooks were not kosher?

Omega Supreme
6/08/2012 7:50pm,
So we just got done playing with it. The counter I mentioned worked half the time. Will work out the kinks.

Naszir
6/09/2012 9:01am,
Thanks for posting this here. Do you have any ruleset specific counters to uchi-mata if you are competing in a tournament that bans kani basami or heel hooks? If so, would you mind sharing sometime?

By the way, GREAT job against Palhares.

Alan Belcher
6/12/2012 2:27pm,
Hey what!!

You're one of my favorite fighters. Plus I am also big Johny Cash fan

Nice! Thanks Goju



Putting this message here because I'm not sure how to email you.

Thanks Alan.

My input on the matter is I personally counter this by pushing their knee (in this case) away and to your inside to prevent the leverage. Would you press the situation here or would switch your opponents legs to a standard position.

Also, why 4/11?
So we just got done playing with it. The counter I mentioned worked half the time. Will work out the kinks.

I would have to see the counter you're talking about. Do you mean basically I'm squeezing my knees on your leg, and you push them apart to "unsqueeze them? If so that is a really smart way to fight leglocks in general. Once you take away my leg pressure you can use your other leg to fight my grips, and then start to turn your heel into my ribs where I can't hook it. Very smart defense, but there is one here I find a little easier. I'll share it in a video soon!

Also their are probably other names for this position with other reasons, but the reason we call it the 4/11 position is because you have a "Figure 4" triangle locked on one of your opponents legs which are both stretched out resembling the number "11". From here you have a plethora of offensive options; most of which are submissions attacking the legs.



Hi Alan, great video, I'm signed up.

I take it the emphasis on the 4-11 position is to avoid the mexican standoff you can get into at 50/50?

Not necessarily. 50/50 is a pretty dynamic position, but I personally like the control and security I get with 4/11 if I'm going after someones legs, which I don't normally. I guess you could say I don't always use leglocks, but when I do I use the 4/11.



Holy **** it's Alan Belcher.

Fucking amazing fighter! On a win streak right now too :)
Any plans for another fight against Akiyama? You were robbed in that fight, imo.

Sweet video. Those kids are starting young!

Thanks Colin! I don't think a fight with Akiyama is very likely, especially now that he is at 170. And we start advanced BJJ training for kids at age7; we have a pretty killer kids team too. Took them to NAGA Memphis and all 11 that competed took 1st place or 2nd place. a lot of them even did it in 2 divisions! They're little killers.



Thaaaat was awesome. How hard would it be to hit the achilles lock instead, if you were fighting in an environment were heel hooks were not kosher?

Well if heel hooks aren't allowed then usually this takedown, and position are also illegal. To get 4/11 you have to reap the knee.




Thanks for posting this here. Do you have any ruleset specific counters to uchi-mata if you are competing in a tournament that bans kani basami or heel hooks? If so, would you mind sharing sometime?

By the way, GREAT job against Palhares.

Yeah, and I'll be putting up lot more videos. Keep an eye on your email if you already entered it through the link.

No.1_Son
6/13/2012 10:13pm,
Wow, that move is sick! Thanks for sharing!

Omega Supreme
6/14/2012 10:49am,
Caught one of my guys with it yesterday.

Alan Belcher
6/15/2012 9:08pm,
Caught one of my guys with it yesterday.

Nice! Glad you're enjoying it.

I actually changed the video in the link to some speed training warm up excersizes I use. I didn't know I'd have the front page here!

Here is the video on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2NWhhthGmA&feature=plcp

So check it out on youtube, and feel free to subsribe to my channel.