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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. kotogaeshi in Aikido), this particular implementation is a waste of bandwidth and screen frames, it is a British version of Hollywood nonsense. Try it, and see how ...


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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 double wrist lock, and judo's ude garami. I'm sure there's a name for it in SAMBO, and aikido too. I say "similar to" because most of those techniques actually ...


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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 either double wrist control, or arm drag position. For the sake of this example we'll say you have their right arm. Method 1: Classic Scissor Sweep While keeping ...


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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 any martial arts importance. see wikipedia and Visit Korea website for more information.


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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 protect the inside of the arm of an archer. What is shown in the image looks more like a bracer, but seems to be intended for use as armor, much like the ...


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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 one of "reverse turning kick" or "back hook kick".


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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 Tae Kwon Do with light or no-contact. The WMAA has a video channel on Youtube, but about a year ago all video's were removed, probably because of the criticism ...


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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'm an expert, or even that I'm competent, but what he is doing does not resemble what I do, the books, tapes or teachers I've studied. His wrist position is ...


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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 authoritative would appear. To date, I have not found it. My tentative conclusion is that there is no widely accepted and verifiable source of historical documentation ...


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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 requirement that uke have a front headlock hold for the throw to be classified as a kouchi-makikomi. The key classification elements to a kouchi-makikomi are: reaping ...


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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 pushing an imaginary mountain This is a movement of pushing a big mountain in order to focus the performer’s mind and control his or her breathing. This ...


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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 inches taller than the wielder. While I am not well versed in Aikido, I am somewhat familiar with the Jo from years of karate and Okinawan kobudo training, and ...


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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 of movement/control to subdue an opponent. In reality, such a hold is relatively insecure since Sherlock is not controlling Mycroft's arm/body in any way (other than ...


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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 version from a bear-hug: Front Ura nage - Shintaro Higashi Note a front headlock/standing guillotine is generally a very weak position to be in, and while this ...


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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 choreographer, Ku Huen-chiu (reference). These imply a strong Kung Fu background. I did watch the whole show and mostly it looks like generic Hong Kong marital arts ...


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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 nage feint as well as a when your opponent dodges seoi nage by circling towards your front. It also used to be a common continuation from uchi mata, when the ...


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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 art which requires such skill or curse. As to whether there is a style where you might perform better by being hyper-mobile, then no, I could find no such ...


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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 distinguish here between what is achieved by flexibility exercises and what is an unusual physical condition. It does in no way prevent you from being submitted in ...


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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) Kodokan Judo Katame Waza: Various techniques and their names (1994) (video) Both works demonstrate and list the points of distinction of each technique and their ...


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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 elbow joint. It doesn't matter whether the arm's range of motion is 180 degrees, 150 degrees, or 200 degrees; something will still break past the end of the range.


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Wrestling firemans carry It sounds like you are talking about some variation of the wrestling fireman's carry. I am not sure whether actually picking the opponent up in wrestling changes the classification. The instructor in this video definitely lifts completely in one example, but in another appears to proceed directly to the sacrifice. Judo uki waza or ...


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I think the sweep technique in question is similar to those in this image from Higher Judo: Ground Work by Moshe Feldenkrais published by Frederick Warne & Co., Ltd, 1952: And closer to this example in Mifune's The Essence of Judo (1955): I do not know a judo name associated with this sweep, however Kashiwaziki in his Fighting Judo names a similar ...


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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'll see this very prominently featured in the form "Sanchin". You can see a demonstration here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kybxNOlnl20 This technique ...


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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 understanding is the form is inspired from multiple styles of gong fu normally classified as southern, as opposed to northern. This is probably related only peripherally ...


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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. The links will no doubt rot soon. However, the name of the techniques should be enough to look it up on whatever favourite search engine the reader uses


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Just checked several trailers and fight scene videos, and as said in other answers, it's mostly flashy HK cinema fighting, based off of wushu. There's no clean style to be detected. However, there can be some influences from different styles detected. The three monks battle: The "main" monk uses tiger claw. This is most often associated with Hung Ga, which ...


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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 other versions keep the arm streight or only slightly bent in order to initiate an elbow lock or even a throw. Pretty much every tradition or practice will ...


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Tricky. I've never said this before in my life, but MMA might suit him - learn just enough of whatever else to defend himself until he can wrestle. Failing that, perhaps thai boxing - he'd learn to lift his legs to protect his knees, and even if his punches are easy to dodge, he can work on expecting that and bringing his elbows in to catch anyone blocking/...


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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 more abbreviated and less detailed than their Karate roots. That means you'll have a lot of research and learning to do to come up with bunkai (bunhae in Korean) ...


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