Some people are against heel hooks as a submission technique for Brazilian jiu-jitsu white and blue
belts as the margin for error in applying the submission is very small, as is the margin for error in knowing when to tap when someone applies a heel hook on you. Further, when something does go wrong during a heel hook, the damage to the grappler’s knee is often severe enough to warrant surgery.
Others argue that heel hooks are not that different from any other submission grappling technique and that with good instruction and under supervision, white and blue belts can safely perform the technique.
What do you think? Cast your vote above, and if you have more to say on the topic, leave us a recorded message for us by calling 877-247-4662! I am guessing there are some FightWorks Podcast listeners who have personal experience in this arena.
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