For this week's technique, ADCC veteran Ross Nicholls breaks down the basics of the outside heel hook from the single leg x guard. Give this one a try in training (only if your gym allows heel hooks!) and let us know what you think!
Who Is Ross Nicholls?
Ross is a Welsh-born martial artist, starting his journey into martial arts at age 6 with Aikido. He progressed into Grappling and Jiu-Jitsu with Kevin Knox who was a purple belt at the time. Ross would leave Wales one year into his training to pursue a biomedical science degree in London. Here Ross continued his training under Roger Gracie and Cesar Lima. In 2014, the pair awarded him his black belt.
ADCC European Champion, 3x Polaris Superfight winner, IBJFF No-Gi British National Champion Ross has been known in the European circuit for many years as a top Lightweight competitor and submission hunter. He holds wins over top competitors such as Mateusz Gamrot, Gianni Grippo, Nathan Orchard, Tommi Pulkkanen, Oliver Lovell and Darragh O’Conaill.
We hope you enjoy the technique! Thank you to our partner, The Grapple Club for providing this slick submission. Keep an eye out for next week's technique.