HKD does have A LOT of wrist locks.Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenOfAnger
Whether these can or should be used in sport has been debated before. Personally, I think the fact that most fighters wear gloves kind of negates the issue anyway. Even with the smaller MMA gloves (not to mention the tape underneath the gloves and around the wrist) landing a wrist lock would be extremely difficult.
As for as those videos go, I agree that there isn't a whole lot distinguishing that style of fighting from your average MMA bout (other than the doboks). Personally, I like the Pro Hapkido ruleset which allows limited groundwork. I think it fits better with the general philosophy in HKD to avoid the ground, or at the very least, limit one's time on the ground if you end up there.