I began my journey with wrist locks many years ago as a result of my training in Aikido, Aikijujutsu, Shaolin Chin Na, Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Kali. Where the functionality of wrist locks really took off and began to make sense for me was when I experienced the progressive training methods of Jeet Kune Do, Kali and Shaolin Chin Na.
While I have great respect for Aikido and Aikijujutsu, I didn't like the training mindset that said ”resistance was forbidden” - that is, until a student reached a certain level in rank. What drew me to Jeet Kune Do, Kali and Shaolin Chin Na was their outlook on training. They had an actual training progression that began with mindsets and techniques and then progressed to higher levels. I found this very attractive because so many of the styles of martial arts I had studied were so locked into “technique” that they couldn’t see past them. It felt like so many styles and instructors were stuck in the second dimension of “technique” that they couldn’t see or understand “training method.”
So, imagine learning 2-3 wrist locks and “training them” for three hours hours. Then, you’re allowed to resist the locks in specific ways and then your training partners are allowed to follow your resistance into another lock. Next, imagine having your training partner put on a set of boxing gloves and you try to wrist lock them while they are actively punching at your face and belly. This was how my wrist locking skill sets were developed over time!
In the Functional Wrist Locking Course, version 1.0, I will share a bit of this training with you. I will show you some of the most common areas in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu where these wrist locks are most prevalent, as well as give you some ideas on how to train them.
• Important points to remember
• The wrist locks
• Wrist lock #1
• Some important comments regarding wrist lock #1
• Wrist lock #2
• Some important comments regarding wrist lock #2
• Wrist lock #3
• Wrist lock #4
• Wrist lock #5
• Wrist lock #6
• Wrist lock #7
• Wrist lock #8
• Wrist lock #9
• Wrist locks from scarf hold
• Wrist locks from other positions
• Wrist locks from standing (against punches)
• Flying through the air
• The five training methods, part 1
• The five training methods, part 2
• Speed and precision in training
• Dealing with resistance
• Chin Na training
• A one-time fee of $47 for lifetime access
One more thing: Whenever I update this course, you'll get them without having to pay anything extra - even more value for you! (NOTE: In the coming months, I plan to show you some footage where I spar using wrist locks. I think you will enjoy it.)
My goals for this course are as follows:
1. Teach you the most important wrist locks to develop for gi oriented Jiu Jitsu, no gi grappling and MMA.
2. Teach you how to train and develop these wrist locks.
3. Help you develop your skill sets with wrist locks so you can become the wrist lock KING or QUEEN of your academy!
Does this sound like a plan? Do you have questions or comments? If so, email me at the address listed below.
I hope to see you on the inside,
Mr. Roy Harris has been training in twenty-seven (27) styles of martial arts since 1981. He has taught 600+ seminars in 24 countries and on one cruise ship. He has written a book, produced several iOS apps and been featured in several local, national and international magazines.
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