I was lucky in having an instructor some yrs ago who would have us all gather round and we'd study the anatomy/kinesiology of the various locks as he very slowly applied them on somebody, starting with the contact point and progressing up and to the center. Then we'd practice just that part, isolated from attack or completion of technique.
Well, fwiw I do that rather frequently. I find it helps to slow down and work on the connection to understand why the techniques work. Then try to maintain that control and feeling as things speed up. Works for me. Just another method to gain an insight into the bigger picture.