Think of the most painful and intimidating of submissions and there’s a good chance that the wristlock will be high on that list.
Known as a ‘mao de vaca’ in Portuguese, the wristlock is an effective technique yet little seen in jiu-jitsu competitions.
Fredson Paixao helped opened the eyes of the jiu-jitsu world to the effectiveness of this technique, and he became one of the most feared competitors of his generation due to the amount of wrists he unfortunately broke in the process.
Learn more about this devastating technique in this video.
Video by Hywel Teague