Cobra Arm and Leg Lock Bunkai
The word ‘Bunkai’ means analysis or to find
meaning. It is taken from Kata applications found
within most traditional styles of Karate.
Within the Cobra FMA and Kick-Jitsu syllabus you
will be taught self-defence / protection techniques
that involve restraining your opponent, by use of
locks and holds, in such away that they cannot
However, in order to apply these locks and
holds effectively it is important that you understand
how and why they work.
The 21 arm locks and 18 leg locks contained
within the following pages have been placed
together as a flowing Bunkai for that very reason.
You will learn them progressively as you go
through the grade structure adding 1 or 2 more at
When practicing them with your partner they
must be applied slowly and methodically.
This will work in 2 ways for you:
1.You will learn their correct application.
2. In time they will become second nature as they
become programmed into your subconscious.
Use the links below to view the Bunkai Video on
You Tube courtesy of Capemedia UK.
(Copyright Andrew Morrell 2002)
Arm Lock 1 to 6
Arm Lock 7 to 14
Arm Lock 15 to 21
Leg Lock 1 to 6
Leg Lock 7 to 12
Leg Lock 13 to 18