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Ankle locks earned the nickname Achilles locks for the Greek warrior with the famously weak ankles. A competitor executes the locks with a hand-to-wrist grip or figure-4 hold. He then squeezes the ankle with his grip while simultaneously thrusting his hips-both of which hyperextend his opponent's ankle, causing immense pain. If the opponent doesn't submit, the ankle will break.

John Pellegrini’s Combat Hapkido Invades U.S. Military Training

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

In 2004 John Pellegrini was inducted into the Black Belt Hall of Fame as Instructor of the Year. Since then, it’s been tough to get in touch with him because his art, combat hapkido, has become one of the most sought-after systems in the world. That means the master is in demand from New York
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