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.