The Art of Joint Locking is a diverse collection of Hapkido joint locks targeting the major joints of the human body. In addition to demonstrating a wide variety of practical, effective locking techniques, Author Arlo Welty teaches you simple joint lock defenses to escape common locks, key wrist stretches and the correct use of footwork.
He also explains and illustrates the United States Hapkido Federation’s Twenty Directions of Response, the underlying principles for the locks taught in this book. Learn how to efficiently apply joint locks from the same side or cross grip positions, using the same hand as your opponent or switching hands. This incredibly versatile system is an essential component of mastering Hapkido joint locks.
Finally, put your skills together to practice joint lock flows and weapon flows, combinations that naturally flow from one lock to another until you’ve secured a crippling hold on your assailant.
Includes locks that target an assailant’s: • Wrist • Thumb • Fingers • Elbow • Shoulder • Head • Neck • Hip • Knee • Ankle
Author: Arlo Welty
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