Hey everyone! Sifu Larry here…
Before you guys and gals check out this video on wrist locks, I want to give you a little back story on why I am releasing the second half.
Back In January of 2015, I uploaded a 6-minute video on YouTube, it was a preview of one of our member videos we filmed in 2014 when we first opened up our website.
I thought it would be nice to share a sneak peek of what one could expect once becoming a member.
At the end of the video, I added a little blurb about how if they would like to watch the rest of the video, you could find it at our site.
And recently we have had some rather disgruntled people be upset about it being only a preview.
- Our Wrist Locks Controversy
- Do our free wrist locks videos provide value?
- Here is part 1… The originally released YouTube video of “4 Basic Wrist Locks”:
- Here’s the full “4 Basic Wrist Locks” lesson that only members could see until now:
- Related Questions About Wrist Locks
- Quick Shout Out To The Awesome Folks That Do Love What We Do
Our Wrist Locks Controversy
Like we were stealing from them (it’s free!?!), not providing any real value (umm, what!?!), or trying to be tricksters (you can join or not, the choice is always yours). It’s been kinda crazy, to say the least.
Jamie did not really know what was going on, as I usually take care of the YouTube comments unless a comment is directed to her personally.
She got railroaded a bit a few days ago by a person that recently signed up for the free 5-day course and had not received lesson 2 and they also said something about needing the rest of the wrist lock video… There was much more to it than that but, moving on.
To which Jamie was perplexed because neither lesson 1 nor 2 are about a wrist locks. Once she got a hold of the fan she was able to help him out and that was when she realized what video this person was getting upset about, This person told her it feels like we’re trying to pull the old bait and switch.
So she went to check out the video while wondering, “Why is this person insulting all of our hard work?” We are honest and upfront, are people really that upset we need to feed our families too and that we don’t give everything away for free?
This is after all that we do for a living… LITERALLY! And we aren’t rolling in the dough, but if we were, wouldn’t that be a good thing? Isn’t that how it should be!?!?
Do you get rewarded more and more over time for your consistency and hard work? Like a job well done!? Like how your Kung Fu will keep rewarding you more and more over time with your consistency and hard work!?!
Well we aren’t there yet, heck Jamie and her daughter still have to live with our family to make ends meet and our families help each other to repay the favor to each other, in skill, time, help, and/or things that reduce each others’ bottom line.
Do our free wrist locks videos provide value?
But my point is not only is it insane to be attacked for providing value, it’s insane we get insulted for working at doing something we love which is how we choose to feed our families.
We aren’t going to attack you for the work that pays you, so why is this so different in the martial arts arena? I say this because some of the stuff Jamie and I have witnessed is just insane since we started this online Kung Fu journey.
It is this extremely entitled and everyone owes them or is out to get them somehow mentality that we just don’t get or understand.
Sure we’ve seen it elsewhere on the internet, but it has been heavy in this section of the world. I guess we just don’t expect that type of behavior from people who are supposed to be cultivating their chi and therefore their minds. Kung Fu will refine you if you put the work in.
We know no one is perfect, we just expect better manors from said people in the martial arts community.
What I can tell from re-watching the wrist locks video is it provided value, if you actually listen and apply it, there is enough to work on right there. It wasn’t the complete lesson, but it wasn’t devoid of lessons.
These shorter clips are like the crumbs, they are not insignificant, but they can still fill you up and add substance; meaning there is plenty to learn for free.
If you want just free, we are cool with that. However, those that want to learn more from us and want to fund our efforts of providing amazing Kung Fu online, well we love you guys and gals and appreciate that greatly.
Going back to the blurb at the end of the clip… Jamie did point out that it would have been better to put a slide at the beginning specifying it was a preview of one of our member’s lessons and a slide vs. text at the end of the clip to reiterate how they can get the rest.
So since I didn’t make it as obvious as I could and in the spirit of giving more value to the community whether you want to support our cause or not…
Here is part 1… The originally released YouTube video of “4 Basic Wrist Locks”:
Now you can be the judge. Where you are able to learn something about wrist locks from this, let me know in the comments at the end of this post. 🙂
I would like to warn everyone in advance… I’m not a professional video editor and have been learning as we go on this journey.
Jamie gets upset when I don’t run ideas, especially graphics by her before editing, and that is something we have been working on so we can get our message across more clearly.
Because clearly, I did not make this clear enough the first time around! LOL
However that being said, when we put stuff on YouTube it’s free content. When someone gets upset because they can’t get the rest of the video free and insists on spamming or insulting us… I just have to wonder why!?
After all, we spend hundreds of hours a month keeping Enter Shaolin and the videos flowing with our number 1 priority is keeping both our members and list subscribers/fans happy.
And we are always looking at how to provide even more value for those wanting the free lane and those who see the value in what we do and choose to invest in themselves and us.
Special thanks again to those that make contributions to our dream and help us upgrade equipment and keep improving Enter Shaolin!
This video footage on this page is from 2014, we’ve upgraded our camera lens, how we film, and our mic among site upgrades since then.
So just so you know our newer content is even better and we have plans to get even better footage for you once we raise the funds to upgrade again. 🙂
Here’s the full “4 Basic Wrist Locks” lesson that only members could see until now:
I hope you enjoyed getting to see the whole wrist locks lesson, let us know what you think in the comments below.
I would like to ask for your forgiveness if you feel we are cheating you in any way and know we are always learning and growing too.
When you invest in Enter Shaolin, you are investing in yourself and us! You are investing in your martial arts, your health, and your life!
Every dime we have goes to operational expenses, helping us keep Enter Shaolin running, getting new equipment, and other things needed to keep upgrading what we do, and yes…
You help us feed our families too. But again why should that be a bad thing? We work hard too, it just happens that we work doing something we love. Shouldn’t we all choose that?
One of the upgrades we are looking to do as soon as possible besides upgrading our camera/filming gear is selling DVDs as many have asked for them.
We listen, we hear you! However, we need to buy better equipment. For us to get better equipment we need to bring in more members.
We are always re-investing the money we make back into Enter Shaolin. And we have only scratched the surface friends and family!
Even where we film needs to be upgraded. The studio needs a new ceiling and a new floor.
The good news is we are growing every month and we are excited about what we have in store for you.
The point of this rant is it blows my mind that people who are getting free stuff rather than being grateful instead accuse us of things like spamming and bait and switching them.
In short, we get beat up often, for providing value and doing our best to put something in the hands of people that would never have the opportunity to learn this stuff any other way.
Related Questions About Wrist Locks
Do Wrist Locks Work?
The short answer is yes, of course, they work. The longer answer is it really depends on a few factors.
- Are the wrist locks already there to be taken?
- Do you understand where to channel the energy in a wrist lock?
Once you have the person in a wrist lock it’s too late for them to escape. However, if you don’t have it sealed correctly they are easily countered.
How do I stop my wrist from locking?
Once a wrist lock is applied successfully there is no escaping the pain it’s going to cause you. The best way to counter a wrist lock is to feel it happening and counter it before it’s fully locked in.
You can do this with parrying/deflecting techniques or you can do this by channeling energy. (More about channeling energy in the Ngo Dac Na section of our training vault.
Can wrist locks break your wrist?
If the wrist lock is applied properly I doubt a person’s wrist will break unless the person doing the locking decides to break it.
Generally speaking the pain from the wrist lock is so painful it stops a person in their tracks and they are at the mercy of the person doing the locking.
With that said, yes it’s very easy to break a wrist if it’s in a wrist lock.
Are wrist locks effective in BJJ?
I’ll go one step further and say I believe all martial art systems have wrist locks. A wrist lock is a wrist lock it doesn’t actually matter the martial art. But yes wrist locks are effective in Brazillian Jujitsu.
Quick Shout Out To The Awesome Folks That Do Love What We Do
We really appreciate you. We will continue to share our knowledge and love of martial arts with you. Because that is who we are and we want to help people who have the same love of Kung Fu too.
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Thanks for taking the time to read my rant and we will be here whenever you are ready.
Do what you love,
Sifu Larry Rivera