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In this first installation in a series of articles about martial arts “myths”, we’re going to look a little at wrist grabs. There is a lot of skepticism, especially in many schools practicing “modern” self-defense systems, regarding grabbing of a wrist, or both wrists, as a form of attack, something which is considered a grappling fundamental in many traditional martial art-schools. For an example of an opponent to wrist grabs, please check out this video by James Bullock. Every minute is golden: Now, I will not spend this article arguing against that video, perhaps mainly because I believe the fact that you are here, reading articles about self-defense, is a sign that I don’t have to, so instead I’ll just…

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John Bishop

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