Originally Posted by BatRonin
I agree with that if it is an all out brawl.
For folks that have to deal with those that are not fully headsmashing but not fully retreating (LEO dealing with 'soft' resisting people, Mental institutions, School teachers trying to restrain students....) the stuff isn't bad to know.
The think I don't like about the training is when I see people that don't know how to really 'lock you up' with it and it looks like a bad dating experience: One person keeps trying to grag the other's hands or hug them while the other keeps squirming way.
Joint controls need to be delivered just as deliberately and quickly and committedly (is that a word?) as if it were a punch, kick or throw.
THe other reason I think they have validity is that there is a subtle difference in delivery of a 'control' and a 'break' is quickness.
If I am fumbling with a bad guy and get hold of a finger, toe, wrist....and have trained to twist,pull, press...that joint it is nothing to do the same motion with 'snapping motion' instead of 'pressing motion' so a 'lock' becomes a 'break'