Small joint manipulation has been a staple of martial traditions, from the Samurai of ancient Japan to the pankrationists of ancient Greece. In modern arenas, small joint locks are often regarded as too fine motor and complex to be practically implemented; why then have they featured in so many combative traditions for centuries? In this download, we explore the essential principles that make small joint control and destruction work. More importantly, we examine the role of delivery mechanisms and look at how to integrate these strategies both safely and reliably into a total combative approach. From restraint tactics, to weapon disarms to self defense, small joint manipulation is another essential piece of the puzzle that deserves practical isolation and integration. Don't risk marginalizing a skill that could save your life.