Three Wrist Locks - Yellow Belt Traditional Jujitsu

Wrist Lock (Push To Ground)

Wrist locks are great techniques to employ when restraining someone, so little strength yet so much force.

Your opponent pushes or grabs your lapel.

For the first wrist-lock, step back with your right foot. This causes a small gap between your attackers hand and your body. Now grab your attackers hand with your left hand with your fingers inside the small gap just created, your thumb should be on top of their hand.

Step back with your left foot so your feet are level and twist your attackers hand anti-clockwise, now grab your attackers right hand with your right hand. Again, your fingers should be on their palm with your thumb on the top of their hand.

With your attackers palm facing them, push their hand down to the ground so their palm is facing down.

Wrist Lock (With Kick)

Wrist locks are great techniques to employ when restraining someone, so little strength yet so much force.

Your opponent pushes or grabs your lapel.

For this wrist lock, step back with your left foot to create a little space between your attackers hand and your body. Use your right hand to grab your attackers hand with your fingers on their palm, your thumb should be on top of their hand.

Now step back with your right foot as you twist your attackers hand clockwise. Grab it with your right hand using the same method of fingers on their palm and your thumb on top of their hand.

You can now strike with a front snap kick to your attackers head.

Wrist Lock (Elbow Drive)

Wrist locks are great techniques to employ when restraining someone, so little strength yet so much force.

Your opponent pushes or grabs your lapel.

For the final wrist lock, step back with your left foot to create a little space between your attackers hand and your body. Use your right hand to grab your attackers hand with your fingers on their palm, your thumb should be on top of their hand.

Twist your attackers hand clockwise and push on the back of their right bicep with your left forearm.

Continue pushing their arm down and step forward with your left foot. Try to place this foot in front of your attacker.

Deliver an elbow strike to the side of your attackers head.

Using the grip shown, rotate your attackers wrist and try to push their fingers towards their elbow. Remember to use your left forearm to keep their arm secured. A shoulder-lock and elbow-lock can also be easily applied from this position.

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