Jiu-Jitsu Strategies and Tactics for Self-Defense (9780804849906)

Martial Arts
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Tuttle Publishing
Trade Paperback & DVD
Date Published:
includes DVD; 900 color photographs
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Trim Size:
6 X 9

This instructional Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu book & DVD combo offers a complete guide to ground fighting principles and techniques to use when the fight goes to the ground.

In a street defense scenario, the ground is a dangerous place to be. While it's a good idea to learn defensive strategies for ground fighting, it is important to put those skills into the context of how you want to use them. Whether you're an experienced submission-grappling competitor, a traditional martial artist training in a stand-up striking style, or law enforcement professional, Ground Defense provides you with an essential system of self-protection for street-oriented ground scenarios.

Jiu-Jitsu Strategies and Tactics for Self-Defense: When the Fight Goes to the Ground establishes the risks and hazards of various ground defense scenarios, presenting effective strategies for neutralizing and minimizing them. You will learn a wide range of tools for defense, including the targeting of vital areas, body shifting/control techniques, and the concept of "weapons of opportunity." All of these techniques are easy to learn and apply, providing an adaptable skill set for anyone, regardless of size, strength or gender. These tools are then shown in various combinations, with examples of how to use them against specific types of attacks, including simple hold-downs, ground and pound, submission grappling pins, chokes, arm locks, leg locks, knife attacks and multiple assailant scenarios.

In addition, this martial arts book gives you useful training suggestions and regimens, addressing graduated skill development, challenges presented by different body types, and safety practices at all levels of training.

All media content is alternatively accessible on the Tuttle Publishing website.

About the Author:
Lori O'Connell Sensei holds a 5th-degree black belt and full instructor's license in Can-Ryu Jiu-jitsu and has trained in martial arts for over 20 years and taught martial arts for over 17 years in Canada and abroad. She trained directly under the heads of the style of Can-Ryu, including Ed Hiscoe Shihan (current head), Steve Hiscoe (heir apparent) and Professor Georges Sylvain (founder). In addition to her Jiu-jitsu training, Lori has trained extensively in a variety of other arts, including BJJ, MMA, Shorinji Kan Jiu jitsu, Western Boxing, Shotokan Karate, Aikido, Hapkido, Taekwondo, and more.

Lori currently runs her own Jiu-jitsu dojo, operating in the greater Vancouver area in Canada since 2006. In addition to teaching there, she also regularly instructs at regional Jiu-jitsu conferences, black belt seminars, and as a guest instructor at other martial arts schools. She also teaches local women's self-defense programs, personal safety & awareness programs, and corporate self-defense seminars. In addition to her martial arts training and teaching, Lori also writes regularly on her martial arts blog and has published a book, Weapons of Opportunity, about her personal experiences teaching and training in the martial arts.