Sunday, August 3, 2008

2008 SMAA Seminar (10)

Following lunch, Fabian Sensei, SMAA sixth dan, continued illustrating ancient jujutsu joint locking techniques. Several of these methods can be seen in modern jujutsu offshoots like judo. (One example is judo’s waki gatame elbow lock, and Fabian Sensei taught the Hontai Yoshin Ryu version of this grappling technique.) On Sunday, he focused on applying joint locking skills to punching attacks. He concluded with a remarkable demonstration of Hontai Yoshin Ryu, aided by his students Brian Barnes Sensei and Mathew Hawthorne Sensei, both SMAA members from Kentucky.