Lock Picking Workshop

Lock Key

The Lockpicking workshop is free and open to any guest at the event. Participants will receive brief instruction on the rules and techniques of ethical, recreational lockpicking before having an opportunity to try their hand at picking a lock themselves.


What is lockpicking?

Wikipedia describes locksport as the sport or recreation of defeating locking systems. Its enthusiasts learn a variety of skills including lock picking, lock bumping, and a variety of other skills traditionally known only to locksmiths and other security professionals. Locksport followers enjoy the challenge and excitement of learning to defeat all forms of locks, and often gather together in sport groups to share knowledge, exchange ideas, and participate in a variety of recreational activities and contests.

Golden Rules

Rule 1: Never pick a lock that you don't own or have permission to pick

Rule 2: Never pick a lock that is in use.

Rule 3: No lock picks in these states: Mississippi, Virginia, Nevada, Ohio, Tennessee


There are many ways to get started with locksport and the hobby of lock picking. You can buy lock pick kits and practice locks, visit a local club, watch videos or read online resources. Here are some excellent resources to get you started: