I've already left the school a couple weeks ago. A blackbelt teaching the class told me that the opening square block in Heian Shodan was a wrist escape. I went over to practice MMA now. It fits my schedule nicely which is a big thing for me since I'm in college.
I still want to get a black belt in Shotokan mostly because that's where I started my journey and that's what my dad trained in. Which I'm probably going to have to wait a while probably at least untill I'm out of college and have a job with a steady schedule. Funny coincidence though one of the professional fighters at my mma camp is my old sensei's brother.
And to Prizewriter. How is standing Judo wrist locks a red flag? I've never heard of that one before. I was looking for a YouTube video of them, but I can't find them.