Wrist Locks As Grip Repellants
Throughout the course of history, plenty of techniques have gotten a bad rap. Look how long leg locks were frowned upon until OG grapplers like Dean Lister and systematic masterminds like John Danaher helped bring the leg lock out of the darkness and into jiu jitsu favor. Wrist locks are another group of submission techniques that are often called "dirty" or "cheap", but at the end of the day, just as a foot lock attacks the joints, tendons and ligaments at the end of the leg, the wrist lock attacks the very same joints, tendons and ligaments at the end of your ams.
One interesting way that wrist locks can be used beyond being submissions in their own right is as a grip deterrent. Once your opponent feels threatened or in danger of potentially having their wrists broken, they will be much less likely to feel comfortable gripping your gi and body. This makes it much easier for you to enact your gameplan if they have fewer tools to control you.
In the video below, Nick "Chewy" Albin shares a few simple closed guard wrist attacks that will have your opponents and training partners terrified to try to grip your body. Check it out below!
For more wrist attacks, check out Jamico Elder's Scientific Wrist Destruction available here from BJJ Fanatics! Make grabbing you and your gi the last thing they want to do and you'll be more successful at implementing your own game!
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