GRIP DYNAMICS: Developing Grip Strength for Martial Arts

Proper grip conditioning and dynamics are crucial in grabbing techniques for martial arts such as Jujutsu and Ninpo. In this video, I discuss some traditional and modern ways to develop great grip strength to improve your martial arts skills.


Numerous factors present obstacles in controlling and defending against an attacker within a self-defense scenario. These variables are often not practiced within martial arts, giving a disadvantage to the martial artist when attempting to apply martial arts skills outside of a controlled environment.

As this lesson is about developing a strong grip for use in martial arts that use grabbing and trapping, let’s identify some of these “uncotrollable variables” within the context of grip.

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