Lock On: Joint Locking Essentials Volume 2: Arm Bars & Elbow Locks with Alain Burrese

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Lock On: Joint Locking Essentials With Alain Burrese The Comprehensive Guide to Joint Locks Volume 2: Arm Bars & Elbow Locks Joint locks are some of the most versatile techniques found in martial art curriculums. They can be used to submit opponents, control rowdy people, or injure attackers, making them ideal for various self-defense and violent encounters, and a must for anyone working in law enforcement or security. Unfortunately, they can also be some of the mos… More >>

Lock On: Joint Locking Essentials Volume 2: Arm Bars & Elbow Locks with Alain Burrese

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  1. This is truly a awesome DVD. Master Alain Burrese teaches the very basic concepts and techniques and then moves on to greater stuff. As a person who has trained in close cousin Martial Art, [Aikido,] this DVD really helped me and my teaching. I making these DVD’s [Vol 1 and Vol 2] required for my

    Black Belts and some of the lower ranks also. Every one can gain something from this great set of DVD’s. If you grapple, punch or throw this is for you, he covers a lot in a small space. Worth every dime Check them out !!

    Toma the old one

    4th Dan Birankai North America Aikido [Daiwa Aikido]

    Burbank CA
    Rating: 5 / 5

  2. This video is by far the best Martial Arts DVD i have ever seen. It is very clean and well thought out. If you are lookin for a DVD that will help you take someone down or just to learn new move. This is the one to get.

    I love this DVD
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. This is the 2nd of Alain Burrese’s “Lock On” series and certainly delivers what it promises. Like volume one, this DVD gives a clear and professional style of presentation in sequential form. The techniques are illustrated well, presented slowly and then quickly, at a distance and in closer detail. Burrese offers the viewer a unique sense of involvement, largely due to his presentation skills, as well as his fine knowledge of techniques. His DVDs are more like workshops than remote illustrations found in most martial arts DVDs. Volume II, as well as volume I, are fine additions to any martial artist’s library. I look forward to the remainder of his series, and I understand that volume III is soon to be released. Great buy!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. This DVD is very nicely done. It is excellently produced, has decent music, good sound, a nice contrast between the white gis and the blue background, and outstanding camera angles so that viewers can easily tell what is going on. Burrese’s instructions are clear, straightforward, and precise, making it easy to understand all the important points. The pacing is good too; just the right amount of explanation before each demonstration so that you will know what is going on but not be bored. These demonstrations take place at a variety of speeds from slow to fast so that viewers can get a good flavor of what it might be like to actually perform each technique.

    The material is logically organized from simple to complex. It begins by describing the elbow and how to best attack it and then moves on to cover basic arm bars, variations to these basics, arm bars from escort positions (common to law enforcement and security applications), step under arm bars, arm breaks, crossed arms, armpit clamp, and ground fighting. Most importantly, all the important principles that make these techniques succeed are clearly explained so that you can apply them to any lock in any martial art, not only those demonstrated here. These include such things as getting off line, blocking, trapping, spinning, striking, using your whole body weight, taking an opponent’s energy, and other factors that can help stop an opponent’s follow-on technique(s) while simultaneously facilitating your ability to execute the techniques successfully. Viewers will understand the angle, direction, distance, and proper finish of each application well enough to be able to troubleshoot the techniques when you practice them with a partner.

    While most practitioners think of arm bars as defensive techniques, I really like how these applications are demonstrated both defensively and offensively. They are shown from a variety of starting positions including from grabs and punches. The add-ons such as kicks, punches, using “found” objects like parked cars or walls, and finishing techniques add a nice progression to apply appropriate levels of force for controlling an opponent, causing pain, or damaging an adversary.

    Burrese moves well, explains clearly, demonstrates effectively, and ensures that viewers truly understand the materials. While no DVD is a substitute for hands-on instruction, this one is so good that it’s the next best thing to being there. This is solid, practical instruction. I am confident that the rest of the series is equally outstanding as well. Highly recommended!

    Lawrence Kane

    Author of Martial Arts Instruction and Surviving Armed Assaults; co-author of The Way of Kata and The Way to Black Belt
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. One thing I’ve personally enjoyed about all of Burrese’s body of work is his no-nonsense way of presentation. From Hard Won Wisdom to Hapkido Hoshinsul, From Street Fighting Essentials to the new Lock On Series, Burrese simply knows self defense.

    I was excited to receive the evaluation copy of Master Burrese’s new Lock On series of Hapkido Instructional DVDs. As usual, there was no let down.

    Throughout, Burrese keeps safety in mind. He reminds the viewer that respect for one’s training partner is key. Many instructors forget this point, which could cause problems during practice.

    Another bonus of Burrese’s work is that he packs as much information as possible into one DVD. Unlike other production companies which use fillers like promos for their other products, Burrese and Aiki Productions cram as much knowledge into each DVD as possible. As always, you get the biggest bang for your buck.

    The Lock On Series isn’t simply for the novice practitioner. Even the seasoned Hapkidoin will find great material here as well as a good reference source. The novice will find clear, precision instruction on basics, controlling and finishing techniques. The expert will find an invaluable reference on fundamental and advanced techniques and tweaks.

    When watching Burrese in action, you’ll notice his flow and control. Flowing, making a technique fluid and not choppy or hopping around trying to make it work, is essential in Hapkido. Burrese embodies that concept. He emphasizes proper footwork, an oft forgotten key, and whole body technique. He takes time to explain mechanics, a must for Hapkido.

    This isnt a simple run-down of locking techniques. This IS a Master Instructor taking the time to show you step-by-step guidance towards mastery.

    Kudos to Aiki Productions on clear video and audio quality. Audio quality is often lacking with many manufacturers. Aiki does an excellent job here with that as well as the graphical interface of the DVD.

    Melinda Kidder, Owner

    Chajonshim Martial Arts Supply

    Rating: 5 / 5

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