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Practical Joint Control - Neutralization Drills - Same Side Grab

By Grandmaster Shou-Yu Liang and Master Wen-Ching Wu



Before you begin practicing with your partner, make sure that you have a mutually agreed upon signal to let each other know when the technique is working. Excessive pressure during practice can cause permanent damage to your partner. Usually a slap with the other hand on your body or on the floor, or simply saying stop, is a good signal to your partner to ease the pressure.


Neutralizing a Grab from the Top - Same Side Grab

Practical Joint Control - Neutralization Drills II

Step 1. Your partner grabs a hold of your right wrist with his left hand (Figure 5-6). Drop your right elbow slightly, rotate your palm to face you, then circle your forearm up counterclockwise (Figure 5-7). Rotate your right forearm and press the edge of your right palm on his wrist and cut down to neutralize the grab (Figure 5-8). Repeat 10 times, then grab your partner's wrist and let your partner practice this exercise.


Practical Joint Control - Neutralization Drills II

Step 2. Your partner grabs a hold of your right wrist with his left hand (Figure 5-9). Bend your elbow and press your forearm into his hand, while pulling your arm away, to neutralize the grab (Figure 5-10). Repeat 10 times, then grab your partner's wrist and let your partner practice this exercise.

Practical Joint Control - Neutralization Drills II

Step 3. Your partner grabs a hold of your right wrist with his left hand (Figure 5-11). Circle your arm up counterclockwise up (Figure 5-12). Open your hand and press the space between your index finger and thumb into his forearm as you turn your body to your left, to neutralize the grab (Figure 5-13). Repeat 10 times, then grab your partner's wrist and let your partner practice this exercise.

Step 4.

Repeat Steps 1 to 3. Instead of your partner grabbing your right wrist with his left hand, your partner grabs a hold of your left wrist with his right hand.

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