Difficulty: Beginner

Category: Grip

Also Known As:

  • Knee Hook

Pre-requisite Moves:

  • N/A

The Kneepit Grip is a common hold in pole dancing, whether you are working with beginner-level, intermediate, or advanced pole tricks. The first few tricks that you’ll do with this grip may feel uncomfortable, but it will soon become your best friend in the world of body holds. The versatility of this hold is incredible, able to be used in a variety of moves from Backhook Spin, to Apprentice, to Cupid, Cocoon, Suicide Spin, and many other beginner to advanced moves.

How to Get into the Kneepit Grip

Move Steps

For a right-sided hold, the pole should be tucked into your right knee.

For a left-sided hold, the pole should be tucked into your left knee.


  1. Extend the leg with the soft part of the inner knee against the pole.
    This should be the back of the kneecap where your leg bends.
  2. Bend the leg, gripping the pole in your knee pit at a slight downward angle.
  3. Point your toes and engage the whole leg to keep the hold strong.

Safety Tips

  • Always be sure to point the toes and keep the whole leg engaged in this hold. Your heel should kick back towards your body, as if you were trying to reach your bum with your heel.

Common Mistakes

  • Grip Doesn’t Feel Secure: If your leg grip doesn’t feel secure, be sure to point the inner part of the kneepit down so that the pole isn’t squarely on the part of the knee that bends, but is resting the crook above the knee. This helps provide more skin contact on the pole.

This move previously appeared in our Guide to Grips and Holds article.

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