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What is this name of this kind of joint lock?

This is a nothing lock - it is a made for television move. While Sherlock's thumb and index finger do lie along anterior wrist points used frequently with various wrist locks or throws (e.g. ...
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What is this name of this kind of joint lock?

It's hard to tell, but it looks like the dude on the right's left arm is pushed up behind his back. I hear that called that a "chicken wing", which is similar to BJJ's "Kimura", catch-wrestling's ...
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What's the name of this sweep and where did it originate?

You're describing the knee push variation of "Scissor Sweep." It's very common in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. There are two main ways to do it from full guard. Both involve getting control of one arm in ...
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Which martial art uses "knee on neck" to subdue an opponent?

So I'm assuming that you mean someone sitting on another person putting pressure on their neck via their knee. I find this to be interesting timing for this question, because a few days ago a man was ...
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What is this name of this kind of joint lock?

This appears to be a hammerlock or "chicken wing", held with only one hand for ostensibly artistic purposes i.e. to imply Sherlock is so skilled he only needs to utilise a very small amount ...
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What is the name of this temple on Taekwondo educational videos

This appears to be Gyeongbokgung in Seoul Other than being the Royal residence during the Joseon dynasty (original palace destroyed by the Japanese and rebuilt recently) it doesn't particularly have ...
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What kind of glove is being shown in the following pictures, and why is it nearly always a knife user who wear this style of gloves?

What is shown is a vambrace, or possibly a bracer repurposed to be more armor. A vambrace is a tube of armor, anything from metal to leather, used to protect the forearm. A bracer is intended only to ...
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The name of a throw where the tori starts from a headlock

This looks like a kouchi-makikomi. In this video's variation, tori is first entering for a sode-tsurikomi-goshi, and tori's head ends up in a similar position to a front headlock. There is no ...
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Taekwondo technique similar to "Kamehameha"?

I did some research and found the technique in the Kukkiwon website. The Information section on Techniques describes the taesan milgi: Taesan-milgi (태산밀기) Steep Mountain Pushing A motion of ...
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What kind of kick is this?

It's definitely not a tornado kick (dolgae chagi, 돌개 차기). It has a number of names, Americans tend to use wheel kick, in Korea it's more commonly known as a back whip kick and in the UK we tend to use ...
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What is the name of this style? (Karate maybe?)

The video is from the World Martial Arts Association which was setup by Michael T. Dealy in the early 1990s, Mike Dealy trained under Grandmaster Duk Sung Son. The style is Chung Do Kwan, a form of ...
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Is this character using Aikido?

No. He is not using aiki-jo - at least as I understand it. I've studied aiki-jo for several years, and I've done my best to learn what I can of related jo arts (SMRJ) I'm not going to claim that I'...
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Double jointed martial arts?

Double-jointedness, as a physical condition, is neither desirable nor of advantage in martial arts, and I speak here both from a medical and a first-hand experience perspective. And I clearly ...
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What martial arts are part of Kuk Sool Won?

The question asks about the origins and lineage of Kuk Sool Won. In the past, I once had an interest in KSW as well. At various times, I've looked for this information, hoping that something ...
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Want to know the proper name of a Judo throw

The judo name is sasae tsurikomi ashi (propping, lifting-pulling leg). Your mechanics description matches this quite well. Done in a minimalist judo style, the leg is not kicked, but simply blocked.
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Is this character using Aikido?

In the videos you provided, it seems that his staff, standing up, is about shoulder height. In Japanese and Okinawan arts, that would make it more of a Jo staff than a Bo staff, which is usually a few ...
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What is Uki-gatame?

"S-mount" Kano's Judo Zakki (c.1888) makes reference to two variants of uki-gatame (浮固). These are described in the Kodokan New Japanese-English Dictionary of Judo: uki gatame (floating ...
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What is the name of this throw that starts from a failed guillotine?

It's a suplex (ura-nage in judo terminology). Since standing headlocks are illegal in judo, it is rarely taught from this position, but here is an example of a mechanically similar belly-to-belly ...
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Identify Mystery WTF TKD Kick

You're probably referring to the "half turning kick" (sometimes called just the "turning kick", "twisting kick", or "45 degree kick") which goes by various ...
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What is this name of this kind of joint lock?

In the Takagi-ryū of classical jūjutsu this could be considered a variation of "Ōgyaku dori". Some variants include having the arm collapsed behind the back like in the presented image and GIF. While ...
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What fighting style is used in "Into The Badlands"?

Daniel Wu studies Wushu so I am going to assume that this is the main art. In addition, executive producer Stephen Fung also serves as the series' action director alongside veteran Hong Kong ...
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What is the name of this takedown / throw?

Judo Kibisu gaeshi The major point in descriptions of kibisu gaeshi is grabbing and reaping of the heel with a hand. The suggested applications of Kibisu gaeshi include continuations both from a seoi ...
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Taekwondo technique similar to "Kamehameha"?

This is actually a technique found in literally hundreds of martial arts, and it's typically one of the first things taught in those arts. In Okinawan karate, specifically Uechi Ryu or Goju Ryu, you'...
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Double jointed martial arts?

If by "double jointed", you mean hyper-mobility, or hyper-flexion, which is characterized by abnormal joints which flex further than normal, then no. I've done some research and could find no martial ...
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Taekwondo technique similar to "Kamehameha"?

Yes, this is in Chongkwon, I compete with it all the time. There are a lot of nuances about this technique, as any Karate-ka can tell you. But like many Taekwondo forms, their presentation seems ...
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Is there a canonical resource for the classification of Judo mat techniques?

Of the materials published by the Kodokan, the two which describe the classification of Katame-waza in most detail are: Kodokan Judo: The Essential Guide to Judo by Its Founder Jigoro Kano (1997) ...
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What is the technical name for this movement performed by Master Wong in Birth of the Dragon?

That movement is essentially a mix of a flying arm bar and a spinning arm bar with a bit of extra spinning added in to make it look more cinematic.
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Double jointed martial arts?

Hyper mobility in an arm will not protect it from extension arm locks. Everyone's elbow joint has a limited range of motion; levering the arm past that range of motion will break something in the ...
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Name this technique against Chudan tsuki ('knife' to the abdomen)

This sounds like a variation on gyaku gamae ate where instead of a throw, tori controls and "pins" uke. Here is another example from grips. Kokyunage is the more traditional name of the technique. ...
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Taekwondo technique similar to "Kamehameha"?

Modern wushu, which is perhaps more performance art than martial art, has a nanquan (Southern Fist) form with a similar element. I am not sure what the source style is for this element; my ...
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