Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Joint Lock Drill

This is a drill from the Small-Circle Jujitsu system, it's a lot of fun and great for hand-eye coordination. The idea is to use the hand pattern, which is originally out of the Escrima/Arnis stick fighting patterns- to help us learn to seize joint locks while actively moving. Feel free to experiment with a wide variety of techniques, usually one partner will do a move, then the other. Try to keep the pattern consistant and work moving foward, back, circling, at different heights etc.
We did this one at the start of practice, and were not quite warmed up. If you watch, you will see me screw up a couple of techniques. This is the valuable part of this lesson: keep moving if you screw up, control the distance, stay on the attack.
I believe this kind of "Live Drill" is so much more useful than all the Karate "One-Step Sparring" we did in the past.


Patrick Parker said...

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No, seriously I like what you're doing there. Looks like a good adaptation of that drill to do what you are doing. I bet my FMA buddy will enjoy that.

RS said...

i really liked the drill, reminds me a lot of what we do when we "play." could you perhaps make another video showing the flow slightly slower, i'm interested to see where you are moving your hands in reference to your partners' hands.

Hand2Hand said...

Great drill! I could really see the FMA influence in it.

Dojo Rat said...

It's a fun, easy and creative drill. I love stuff like this, there were lots more techniques I could have thrown in there.
--If anyone else has tried it yet, let me know what you think--

Martial Arts Mom said...

We have a few drills that we were working on in our extra Tues. night Joint lock/Pressure point classes. Similar but not exactly the same. I really enjoyed doing these drills and I think the others did as well.

Sa Bum Nim Pieschala said...

I believe this kind of "Live Drill" is so much more useful than all the Karate "One-Step Sparring" we did in the past.

You nailed it DR. "One-Step Sparring" is schiznit. Traditionally it's 3 step, one is a diversion, one will fail & one ends it .. if not then 4,5,6 .. 7,8,9 ..

In my experience I've never had to go past "4" but he was an a**hole Goju-Ryu guy I knew in the military when I was in Okinawa.

Like in Hap Ki Do or it's "sister art" Aikido it's all about that flow and being in control of the "tempo". I like the way Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan compare it to dancing.

If you can only tap your foot stay off of the floor.

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