Next Edge Academy


Lesson Plan

Position Description

The game over is a leg entanglement with one of your legs over and one under one of theirs. The trapped heel is on the outside of your body. It is a superior grip because you have both legs pinching on one of theirs. Essentially it is saddle with their foot on the other side, or double ashi with the legs go in instead of out.

Micro Drills Overview

PositionGame Over
Outside DrillsInside Drills
Level 1Butt to ButtHand Fight
Knee LineOpen the legs
Level 2Foot on Opp. Butt CheekBoot- Hips Up and Push them to their shoulder
Switch Side to SidePush Down the Knee line
Level 3Heel Hook – pulling up heelPush leg down & hop over foot
Heel Hook- popping the heelLeg pummel
Level 4Drop Back from Closed GuardFoot to the Hip (slip)
Ashi to GameoverStep over the leg
Pull the Inside Heel

Techniques Overview

Level 5Butterfly EntryStop the Entry from Buttefly (cross your feet)Heel hook
Level 6Bottom Mount EntryStop the Entry- Pummel Underhook and SprawlStraight Ankle Lock
Level 7Estima Lock
Level 8Linn Lock
Level 9
Level 10


  • Upper body weight is over the elbow or hand
  • Layover top the submission
  • Eliminate space
  • Try to keep your butt tight to theirs

Submission Chains

  • Ankle Lock to Heel Hook

Additional Information

Head Positioning
  • You are working to be on the same side as the outside leg so your head will be near the mat.
Leg Positioning
  • Your outside leg goes over their inside leg and under their outside leg
  • Your inside leg goes under their inside leg and you have the option of going under or over their outside leg.
  • Hide your legs by having your legs under theirs or clamp the inside leg over theirs for more control
  • Your “Knee Grip” will need to be tight by extending your outside leg across their leg.
  • Your “Arm Grip” will be on your opponent’s inside leg ankle.
  • As with most leg lock positions you are looking to stay close. With your butt scooting close to their butt. Trying to keep your arms and head out of their reach.
Opponents Sweeps Setups
  • Your opponent will be looking to stay in Game Over or transition to Saddle Position from here so you need to not allow your knee to turn by their doing. This will happen from Double Ashi. You can turn it but watch out for the setup into the saddle.
Weight Analysis
  • Your weight needs to be extending on the inside leg. Leaning on your inside arm. You are usually sitting up.
Ideal Body Type
  • Works for all body types
Leverage Points
  • The outside leg entanglement is your biggest leverage
  • You can also trap their leg with your inside leg
Pro Grappler to Review
  • Reilly Bodycomb