Jujitsu: Basic Techniques of the Gentle Art

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Expanding upon its early version, this is the definitive reference for jujitsu practitioners and instructors around the world. Additional techniques and theoretical concepts are included, as well as updates to testing and belt rank requirements, nerve and pressure point body charts, and historical commentary. Showcasing the traditional style and featuring detailed pictures of technical sequences, this is an authoritative look at the gentle Japanese martial art.

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Overview

Expanding upon its early version, this is the definitive reference for jujitsu practitioners and instructors around the world. Additional techniques and theoretical concepts are included, as well as updates to testing and belt rank requirements, nerve and pressure point body charts, and historical commentary. Showcasing the traditional style and featuring detailed pictures of technical sequences, this is an authoritative look at the gentle Japanese martial art.

This book explains ki (internal energy) and the use of momentum, joint locks, throws, pressure points and nerve attacks.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897501989
  • Publisher: Black Belt Communications
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 952,649
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

George Kirby is a jujitsu pioneer and an internationally recognized martial arts instructor. He holds a 10th-degree black belt in jujitsu and has been teaching the art for more than 40 years. He is the author of Advanced Jujitsu, Jujitsu Figure-4 Locks, and Jujitsu Nerve Techniques. He lives in Santa Clarita, California.

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Table of Contents

Introduction (1983) 9

Introduction (2011) 11

Chapter 1 Jujitsu: The Gentle Art 15

History of Jujitsu 15

Jujitsu in the West 16

Budoshin Jujitsu 16

Jujitsu Defined 17

A Philosophy of Jujitsu 19

Chapter 2 Technical Principles of Jujitsu 23

Ki Development 23

Mechanics of Techniques 25

Vital Attack Areas on the Human Body 29

You and Your Partner in Practice 30

Chapter 3 Preparations 33

Ready Position Tachi Waza 35

Basic Side Fall Yoko Ukemi 36

Basic Back Roll/Fall Ushiro Ukemi 38

Basic Forward Roll Mae Ukemi 40

Basic Forward Fall Mae Ukemi 42

Chapter 4 Basic Techniques 45

Basic One-Arm Hip Throw Koshi Nage/Ippon Seoi Nage 46

Wrist-Lock-Lift Submission Tekubi Shimi Waza 46

Basic Drop Throw Tai-Otoshi 48

Wrist-Press Knee-Drop Submission Tekubi Shimi Waza/Shioku Waza 48

Leg Lift Ashi Ushiro Nage 50

Groin Stomp Kinteki Tatake 50

Drop Throw Tai-Otoshi 52

Cheekbone Strike Kao Tatake 52

Throat (Trachea) Attack Nodo Shioku Waza 54

Chin or Nose Turn with Head Lock Ago Hana Atama Maki 56

Elbow Strike Hiji Tatake 56

Basic Hand Throw Te Nage 58

Wrist- or Elbow-Snap Submission Te Hiji Maki 58

Outer-Sweeping Hip Throw With Cross-Body Arm Trap Harai Goshi 60

Corkscrew Ude Guruma 64

Armbar Rear Throw Ude Guruma Ushiro 66

Shoulder-Lock Submission Ude Guruma 66

Figure-4 Armbar Winding Throw Ude Guruma Makikomi 68

Armbar Submission Ude Guruma 68

Outer Rear-Sweeping Throw Osoto Gari 70

Knee Drop Body Strike Karada Tatake 70

Neck Throw Kubi Nage 72

Scissor-Choke Submission Hasami 72

Inner-Sweeping Hip Throw Hane Goshi 74

Knee-Drop Submission Karada Tatake 74

Stomach Throw Tomoe Nage 76

Lapel Choke Eri Shimi Waza 76

Floating Drop Throw Uki Otoshi 78

Shoulder-Lock Pin Senaka Shimi Waza 78

Forward Finger Throw Mae Yubi Nage 80

Finger Break Yubi Shimi Waza 80

Body Winding Throw Karada Makikomi 82

Armbar-to-Shoulder-Lock Pin Ude Guruma 82

Leg-Lift Throw Ura Nage 84

Inner Rear-Sweeping Throw Ouchi Gari 86

Groin Attack Kinteki Tatake 86

Knuckle-Press Takedown Te Shimi Waza 88

Wrist-Lock-Lift Come-Along Tekubi Shimi Waza 90

Arm-Lock Come-Along Tekubi Shimi Waza 90

Nerve Wheel Throw Karada Shioku Waza 92

Thumb Winding Throw Ube Maki 94

Sleeve Pivot Throw Hiki Yoko Nage 96

Wrist-Lock Takedown Tekubi Shimi Waza 98

Shoulder-Lock Rear Takedown Ude Guruma Ushiro 100

Shoulder-Lock Come-Along Ude Guruma 102

Elbow-Turn Takedown Hiji Waza 104

Armbar Winding Throw Ude Guruma Makikomi 106

Neck-Scissor Submission Kubi Hasami 106

Hand Wind Elbow-Roll Takedown Hiji Waza 110

Hand Wind Elbow-Roll Takedown Hiji Waza 112

Elbow Lift Hiji Waza 114

Head Winding Throw Atama Makikomi 116

Rear Leg-Lift Throw Shioku Ashi Ushiro Nage 118

Cross-Lapel Wheel Throw Eri Nage Juji Makikomi 120

Shoulder-Lock Hip Throw Ude Guruma Ogoshi 122

Wrist-Lock-Lift Submission Tekubi Shimi Waza 122

Basic Jujitsu Techniques for Different Types of Attacks 126

Chapter 5 Scoring Criteria for Rank (Belt) Examinations 129

Changing Criteria 129

General-Knowledge Requirements for 6/Rokyu to 1/Ikkyu Technique Sequences and Belt Exams 134

Closing Points on the Rokyu to Ikkyu Technique Sequences and Belt Exams 146

Chapter 6 History of Budoshin Jujitsu 149

Developing a More Complete History for Budoshin Jujitsu 149

Biography of Jack Sanzo Seki 150

Founding Budoshin Jujitsu 152

Historical Lineage 153

Closing Remarks 155

Glossary 157

About the Author 165

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