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 both shoulder-locks and neck-cranks. This download shows how the shoulder and neck can be locked – both whilst standing and on the floor – and also how the joints can be manipulated to manoeuvre an opponent and take them off their feet.