"MATA LEO with Foot"??

Can anybody tell me what this means?

Why I am interested? Well I'm trying to understand those lower body submissions that are 'allowed' under CBJJ rules for the various Belts.

It was recently suggested to me that "Ankle Locks" are legal for Blue & Purple Belts at Mundial-style competition... I was wondering if Mata Leo is an Ankle Lock.

i think that's the toe hold/figure-4 foot lock.

Carlos Gracie Jr. mentioned at a seminar i attended that one year (i
think at the Worlds) over a dozen people went to the hospital because
of this hold.

yeah...I think he is referring to the toe-hold.

I think he is referring to the toe-hold.

Correct. It is a figure-4 toe hold and is illegal unless you are a brown or black belt.

so white belts can wrist lock but you need to be a brown or up for a toe hold?

The rules are here:

http://www.cbjj.com.br/english/rules.htm

 

Here's a portion of the rules that lists the illegal moves for adults:

FROM ADULT THROUGH SENIOR (BLUE & PURPLE BELT)

MATA LEO WITH FOOT

SLAM FROM THE GUARD

LEG LOCKS

CERVICAL

BICEPS LOCK

CALF LOCK

SCISSORS TAKEDOWN

HEEL HOOK

FROM ADULT THROUGH SENIOR (BROWN AND BLACKBELT)

SLAM FROM THE GUARD

CERVICAL LOCK

SCISSORS TAKEDOWN

HEEL HOOK

 

In case you were wondering:  cervical lock = neck crank

It is the basic foot lock. You grab the foot wrap the arm around like a RNC and sit down push the person away with feet and lean back, extending the foot ligaments on the front of the foot.
You can also do the figure 4-toe hold.
Both of these techniques do not affect the Knee joint so they are fair game.
You can do both of these in comps but you can’t heel hook and Knee bar or anything that will rotate the Knee in any way, but the ankle joint is fair game.

Interesting.

A mata-le?o is a rear naked choke; you'd think that a mata-le?o with foot would be a gogoplata or something.

TH

Dude, it's not, thats always called an achilles lock. It's legal as long as you don't twist inwards.