Aikido Basics: Wrist Lock Twist : Aikido Sankyo Rear Wrist Grab Defense

Aikido is a martial art that uses the opponent’s momentum to defend against an attack. Watch this free video clip as an Aikido expert shows how to defend against a rear wrist grab. Expert: Fred Mastison Bio: Mastison Sensei is an inductee into the United States Martial Arts hall of fame and is a 5th degree black belt who has been active in the martial arts for over 35 years. Filmmaker: Dustin Daniels

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25 thoughts on “Aikido Basics: Wrist Lock Twist : Aikido Sankyo Rear Wrist Grab Defense”

  1. @lonewolfshogun let me assure you that a 1st dan, or black belt, can brake your bones if they wants. From the moment an aikodoka get any of your arms.. technically he can break your hand bones or arm-bones, and not using his strenght only, they can do it because the Torque. I did practice this sport, and as hard your body is, as worse is the pain you feel” like 0:56 for example

  2. @lonewolfshogun – It’s not really that complicated; this was the first technique they taught us in my Aikido class. They wanted us to be very aware of how easy it is to break someones arm or wrist.

    You’d be amazed how easy this is to use,? but you have to know what your doing otherwise your just holding someones hand. My other favorite defensive maneuver for a rear-attack/Bear hug is the instep, squat, & thrust the back of your head into someones face. I saw Bruce L. do it once.

  3. hmmm , not sure that would work outside of a dojo cause it has too many moves-im no expert, just saying…….

  4. @MegaDerryman I am 40 now. I have been studying Aikido for nearly 20 years. We see peaople of all ages start training. You get out of it what you put into it.

  5. @MegaDerryman –> no you’re not too late to learn it. It’s a given fact that you will encounter physical stress if you decide to train, but let me just say that Aikido is generally a good art to learn the older you get. This is because it’s built around not using physical force in order to subdue (not harm) an attacker.

  6. @Raphinater Good question! In Aikido you learn to counter his attacks when his arm is in that way or in this way. But if you learned Aikido for years, you will have learned that not just the arm is the enemy, but the whole body. You get the point? You will know how to counter the attack, dont matter how is arms or his legs are. Man, its very difficult for me to explain it, im Italian 😀 But i like this conversation 🙂

  7. ive never had any training at any art im 41yrs am i too late to learn and how far could i go with this? thanks

  8. @Scipio12345 but my question is, what happens when someone who is attacking doesnt charge with arms flailing?

  9. @Raphinater I dont care 🙂 I dont have to convinve you. The important thing is that I am convinced about Aikido and there way of the Bud?. I dont need to go on the street and kick someones ass. I need a self-defense technique with good way of thinking.

  10. @Raphinater Aikido is a real martial art! But it takes a lot of practise. (Many years).
    I spoken with many people who practice Aikido, and they dont believe in there technique. But when they have to use it in a real fight, there where surprised about how good it works! I think Aikido is a great technique. 🙂

  11. @Scipio12345 DOOOOONT learn a real martial art. aikido is absolutely fake/useless in a real fight. if u want to learn painful locks learn brazilian jiu jitsu

    here are some videos from real fights if your looking to inflict pain:



  12. @therealtang Yes. But not only does San not mean four, but “kyo” is not wrist control. Sankyo means third technique. Just like Ikkyo is the first technique, and Nikkyo is the second, and Yonkyo is the forth. In fact a good ikkyo has more to do with one’s elbow than one’s wrist. The unfortunate thing here is his technique isn’t much better than his Japanese. At least he did manage to perform sankyo even if the technique was poor and miss translated. He leaves a great deal to be desired.

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