Bad Ground Wrist Locks

Starting from a Bad Wrist-Locks Position on The Ground

I recently had a discussion with a grappler who maintains that once a puncher is down (grappled), it’s next-to-impossible to punch with a straight blast of punches and have any effect. He felt that the angles, leverage, and positioning was all wrong for someone punching.

To prove my point, we can even remove both the straight blast punches, and to mess up positioning completely, let’s start from a bad wrist locks position. Here’s what I mean….

 

Bad Wrist Locks

Let’s say someone knocked you to the ground and was now grappling with you. In an attempt to regain control, you grab his forearm and hand and tweak to a lock … but it doesn’t work.

Your positioning is all off. You’re a little discombobulated … the torque isn’t causing any pain to the wrist.

What’s worse is that your opponent is bending you like a pretzel into a grappled hold.

Is all lost?

Not by a long shot. Since this is about self-defense, where rules and restrictions don’t apply … you can hit, pinch, gouge, and kick … anywhere.

I bet you could reach eyes, groin, shins, joints, throat, and so on.

Practice Wrist Locks

It’s time to practice an ineffective wrist lock … on purpose.

No, no … don’t practice bad joint locks. Instead, let’s just say that the attacker on top of you starts trying to pin you down before you have the lock effected fully.

You’re being pinned AND …

Start from there.

Any questions?

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