Thats why those who know how to aply joint locks always strike first to stun their opponent before applying the lock or go into combination attacks.
Originally posted by Jekyll
Genraly wristlocks are v. easy to counter if you catch them before they put them on, waiting till after their on is a bit like trying to slip a right cross after someones hit you.
In my experience locks to the right hand can be countered before they're put on cleanly by forming a fist to resist the technique pulling your hand back and a swift left hook.<g>
But then I never could understand aikido enough to make any of its techniques work....