Twisting is a martial art from Beater (Spinward Marches 1424), which emphasises evasion and unbalancing the opponent, using their momentum to simultaneously throw and strike. Regular strikes are also used, most of these being fist or forearm strikes. Locks using the wrists and elbows are also important. Most Twisting practitioners will fight to subdue, rather than to kill or maim; however the subduing used by Twisting practitioners is comparatively vicious. They will often shatter bones and rupture joints before attempting to subdue their opponent. The grading system used in Twisting is not unlike other martial arts. Twisting practitioners can begin to teach at One Star, are allowed to open their own school at Three Stars and can be graded up to Five Stars, at which time they are granted the title of ‘Expert’.