Application of Classical Wrist Escapes
Well as the Forum Mod (don't laugh!) I'll throw out a topic to start things off. And what better way then a GRAB MY WRIST thread!
So in many of the classical Japanese Ryu-Ha there is a section of TeHodoki, wrist escapes. I know in Asayama Ichiden-ryu there is a large section of them. Many of these had application during the days when people carried swords, grabbing a wrist to prevent the draw. This could be still applicated when prevent someone, or having one some preventing your from draw your knife/gun.
However, unless your LEO how often is someone grabing for your weapon or preventing your from drawing your own. So is there a more modern application to these Te-waza?
I've found alot of this can easily be applied to grip fighting. When grappling, especially Judo, the first part usually is getting a solid grip or preventing your opponent from getting one. These Traditional TeHodoki had the purpose of remove and countering your opponents grip. Its reasons that application of such wouldn't be limited to getting to the draw, but apply to setting up for a throw.
I have found that to be quite effective in getting your opponent to release, preventing you from getting into a bad/worse position.
Just something to start the forum off. Please make better threads.