In modern times karate is most frequently practised as a limited mid- to long-range striking only system. However, it wasn’t always that way! Originally karate was a holistic fighting system that covered all ranges and all martial aspects.
Whilst there is a great deal of information available on karate’s modern striking methods, information on the close-range aspect of the art is very sparse. This unique series of downloads reveals the joint-locks of karate.
Through studying these downloads karateka will learn where joint-locks are recorded within the traditional kata, and also how they can expand upon the examples of the kata to yet further develop their knowledge.
This volume covers elbow-locks and shows how the elbow can be attacked and manipulated from both a standing position and from on the floor. These downloads are a must for all karateka who wish to practise karate in a holistic and pragmatic way.