We regularly learn to defend ourselves and counter with a variety of throws and holds

Locks and Kata

I spent some time this week going over the use of finger, wrist, arm and elbow locks in a street self defence, anti mugging situation. There is a very useful double handed X block (ju ji uke) that can be used to block, catch and then adapt to either a variety of locks, take downs or counter strikes. The students […]

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Arm Locks

Arm Lock

Last night I had the students learning some new locks and practicing some old ones. This kind of session is enjoyed by all of the members. I use this to support attacks that are “up close and personal” such as mugging attacks and other street self defence. Great strength is not required just concentration.

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