PowerKenpo offers private classes and group seminars in specific Aikido, Hapkido and Judo self-defense techniques teaching our students to defend themselves against larger attackers using joint locks and throws.
A joint lock is a grappling technique involving manipulation of an opponent's joints in such a way that the joints reach their maximal degree of motion. These typically involve isolating a particular joint (such as a wrist, elbow or knee) and leveraging it in an attempt to force the joint to move past its normal range of motion. Joint locks usually involve varying degrees of pain applied to the joint, and if applied forcefully or suddenly can cause catastrophic limb damage. Effective application of a joint lock often throws an opponent off balance, allowing students to throw them to the ground and escape.
Joint locks can be divided into five general types:
PowerKenpo offers private classes and group seminars in "lock flow" joint manipulation, borrowing heavily from Aikido, Hapkido and Judo to teach our students these simple yet effective self-defense techniques.
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