From Al Case at Matrix Martial Arts…
Finding MMA Jointlocks in Karate
I teach at a school near my house.
The school is predominately MMA,
and I teach things like Karate, Kung Fu, Monkey boxing.
So how do I get away with it?
Let me tell you…
One day I was helping one of the mma instructors.
He’s showing takedowns and locks and such,
because he knows I have limited MMA,
he glances in my direction,
makes sure I am helping him in the right way.
I’m working with one of the students,
Except there was a problem.
I had done the takedown,
but couldn’t figure out how to get to the lock.
The instructor is about to come over,
and suddenly I roll up the student’s body.
using my weight.
The student under me tries to push me back,
I alter a bit,
and zingo bingo,
I have myself a kimura.
The student under me slaps the mat.
The instructor says,
how did you do that?
isn’t that the best question in the world?
How did I do that?
We weren’t working on kimuras,
he hadn’t shown anybody kimuras,
and he mentioned that he had never seen anybody
apply a kimura like that.
which is heavy on Brazilian Jujitsu,
there are certain sequences you use
to get a kimura,
but I hadn’t used one of those sequences.
I had done something he had never seen before.
The way I did it was straight out of karate.
When somebody punches
you execute a downward crossed wrist block.
Then you push the wrist one way,
manipulate the elbow by placing a finger behind the elbow,
and snake into a kimura.
When the student had tried to push me back
I had treated it like a punch.
The other instructor thought my technique was great fun,
showed it to other instructors,
he showed me the technique I should have done.
But here’s the thing:
we (karate, kung fu, whatever) have all the locks and throws
that are in MMA,
we just do them standing up.
They do them lying down,
But because mma usually does a takedown first
they sometimes don’t understand the version
where you lock while standing up.
Now I’m not making a statement,
I respect all arts,
there are blank spots in every art,
and that’s what makes it so much fun
to train with people from other arts.
The above link is an unlisted one,
it shows the lock I used.
Now it is a downward kimura,
not an upward one,
not an official ‘chicken wing,’
as it is sometimes called.
to tell the truth,
I have no idea what the name is in other languages or arts.
upside down elbow lock?
it is part of the upcoming Monkey Boxing epic I am working on.
For the last couple of years I have been working on
a series of videos,
presenting Al Case Monkey Boxing.
Which is the world’s first complete and perfect
BRAND NEW martial art.
you can make karate perfect,
or kung fu or whatever,
but this art,
is new from the ground up,
and I thought you might enjoy a taste of what is coming.
So far I’ve got over 200 videos presenting this art,
it will be the best video course
in the history of the martial arts.
I’ve got 7 guys I have been showing it to.
They signed up for the MB vid course
a little over a year ago,
so the whole thing will be proofed by them
by the time it is released.
I thought I would show you one of the videos.
You can see that I am not interested in beating people up,
but rather teaching them.
Mechanically, scientifically, philosophically.
and remember what I said earlier,
stand up arts have all the MMA locks and such,
but only if the instructor understands the difference
between standing up and laying down.
Have a great work out!
This course is the original,
it will stay the same when I present
the whole Monkey Boxing art…
A WIN WITH MONKEY BOXING IN IT!
I wanted to share this with you: this last Saturday I was in my Brazilian Jiujitsu class and it dawned on me. Many of the submissions are similar to techniques from other arts. An arm lock in Jiujitsu is a block in Muay Thai, and a movement from Monkey Boxing is a lockdown (or pin) in Jiujitsu. Doing the Matrixing courses has begun to bring things together in a way I hadn’t ever noticed before. But it isn’t in a confusing way. It just fits.
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