Wael Abdelgawad

Fresno, CA, United States

Apr 04 at 09:39 AM

This one was an eye opener for me. It starts almost exactly as if you're going to do kote gaeshi. I've noticed that so many techniques start with the same hand position, which is brilliant. Reminds me of how GSP used to start off every combo with a jab and a duck, so his opponents never knew what was coming next.

Feb 28 at 03:05 PM

I'm excited to see this seriers. I know a few basic gun disarms but I look forward to learning from someone who has worked in this field.

Feb 15 at 05:26 PM

Michael Seamark Thank you Hanshi for that explanation.


Feb 01 at 05:37 PM

Hanshi, can you explain what fujiru is, and how it relatest to this waza? Arigato!

Nov 17 at 05:12 PM

I've been doing this lock for 25 years, but the little step out that you take once the lock is secure, which hangs the person's weight on the lock, was an eye-opener and makes a huge difference in the technique's effectiveness. Thank you for your attention to detail and always striving for excellence.


Sep 28 at 06:02 PM

Thank you Hanshi. Chris and I were watching this and had a question. We noticed that you bring the hand down to off-balance the tori, then when you circle the hand around you give them their space back, letting them stand back up.  Can you explain the reason for that? Thank you!

Sep 28 at 03:46 PM

Definitely changed the way I look at these. It's fascinating that they're all almost identical. 5:15 a thing of beauty.


Sep 28 at 03:42 PM

It sure is one of the hardest. Yet so fundamental.


Arigato, such a great tip. Smooth steady motion, connect the dots. I feel like this is important not only for testing, but martially as well. Something to work on.

Sep 06 at 12:31 AM

Love the no-block variation where he just drops!