Originally Posted by BJJ Boy
To tell you the truth, wrist locks are a bunch of garbage, if you have a strong guy you will never get his wrist to bend. Also in 90% of tournaments their ilegal.
Now... Risking the scenario where I may read as being confrontational, I have to ask: Do you really know what you are talking about?
Case in point: Do you know what the first control/concession hold taught to Police Officers in both the civil and military fields happens to be? The first concession hold is the "Come Along" a wristlock used to secure a criminal/perp out on the street so that they can lever them down to cuff them. This is used in real life-threatening situations outside of "competition" and has been trained so for years. In fact, they are taught that before learning how to do a rear naked choke (or lateral vascular restraint hold). I don't see how you can't get more "combat applicable" than police work.
Second case in point: Assuming the name and avatar, I suspect you are familiar with the Gracies, correct? Can you tell me how Royce Gracie won his fight with Chad Rowan (aka "Akebono") in their K-1-Premium 2004 Dynamite match? That's right... By wristlock. According to your logic, with such a size and strength difference it should have been impossible for that "garbage" technique to work right?
Third case in point: For hundred of years, even before Mitsuyo Maeda exposed the sons of Gastão Gracie to his Kosen Judo Techniques, catch and submission wrestlers have used wrist and hand control (by grabbing the hand or fingers instead of the wrist) to assist in arm-drags, or take down set-ups. Why? Because they knew the discomfort created by the hold go a far way in comparison to fighting the strength of an opponent's whole arm.
Personally, I find that you can easily incorporate wristlocks when applying armbars, triangles, or the many variations of ude-garami (entangled armlock) by simply adjusting my grip two inches. Sure, my opponent may be worried about their elbow and may fight an armbar easily before it is locked, but once they feel their wrist compress, fold or seperate they tend to forget about their elbow real quick making the armbar that much easier. I'm only 5'4" and have been able to Sakuraba my way out of quite a few sparring partners grips because the wristlock is always there.
See what I mean?