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Head locks

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Head locks are designed to restrain attackers by applying pressure to the neck in different directions. Because of their nature, they're most often used for removing people from buildings rather than immobilising them.

The six locks are demonstrated in kata form from punches:

  1. Waki kubi gatame (armpit neck extension)
  2. Gyaku waki kubi garami (reverse armpit neck entanglement)
  3. Ushiro kubi gatame (reverse neck extension)
  4. Juji kubi garami (cross neck entanglement)
  5. Kuzure juji kubi garami (broken cross neck entanglement)
  6. Morote kubi hishigi (double-handed neck crush)

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