Hey is there anyone skilled in overall grappling (bjj, wrestling, sub-wrestling, judo, sambo, etc.) that also knows wristlocks?
Are you able to implement them in grappling matches?
Personally, I know a lot of Japanese Jujutsu, and we use wristlocks all the time. But the way we learn them they are meant to be applied against "real" attackers. Not a cautious opponent with a solid striking or grappling stance, but a wild attacker. In other words, it looks like what police do, and it works for those type of scenarios.
On the other hand, I have no official training in overall grappling (bjj, etc.), and so I have had trouble implementing wristlocks against a couple of friends (one wrestles, the other does bjj) and I am really good at wristlocks.
Well, I can apply a wristlock if we are just messing around, or one of them is being stupid, but not when we are competitive. But I've began to pick up pretty good grappling outside of Jjj just from watching mma and wrestling friends/brothers, and as I do I notice that it becomes easier and easier to apply wristlocks because I dont have to worry as much about thrown around.
So, what I'm asking if anyone implements wristlocks into there grappling in a competitive environment? Wristlocks, as I learned them, were developed for self-defense. With a wristlock, you can control someone's arm, disarm them of a weapon, or force them to submit without ever hitting the ground. But what about in a grappling match?