Here's a thought as I was rolling along the mat with those high school wrestlers the other day. Why don't styles have legitimate finger techniqes? I know we all probably show our students that the fingers are a great place to grab; they bend and break so easily and can cause so much pain in the process, and yet, I haven't seen anything in anyone's curriculum. Have you?
From my teaching perspective, I teach people to get out of grabs and such through a sequence of options; the firs being the fingers. Why? Because they are usually the most accessible, the easiest to manipulate, and the easiest to break and stated above. Plus, they give me a control factor and some distance at the same time.
Moreover, I also teach the Kubitan on occasion, and the amount of pain that can be delivered to the fingers with the use of this short stick is awesome. Any comments?