When the Fight Goes to the Ground: Jiu-Jitsu Strategies and Tactics for Self-Defense

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When the Fight Goes to the Ground is a book/DVD combo that offers a complete guide to ground fighting techniques and principles. It establishes the risks and hazards of various ground defense scenarios, presents effective strategies for neutralizing and minimizing them, and introduces a wide range of tools for effective defense and escape. The techniques are easy to learn and apply, providing an adaptable skill set for anyone, regardless of size, strength, or gender. O'Connell Sensei demonstrates defenses for ...

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Overview

When the Fight Goes to the Ground is a book/DVD combo that offers a complete guide to ground fighting techniques and principles. It establishes the risks and hazards of various ground defense scenarios, presents effective strategies for neutralizing and minimizing them, and introduces a wide range of tools for effective defense and escape. The techniques are easy to learn and apply, providing an adaptable skill set for anyone, regardless of size, strength, or gender. O'Connell Sensei demonstrates defenses for simple hold-downs, ground and pound, submission grappling pins, chokes, arm locks, leg locks, knife attacks and mulitple assailant scenarios.

Being on the ground is a dangerous place to be, but after reading When the Fight Goes to the Ground, you'll know how to quickly get out of the situation and get back on your feet.

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"When the Fight Goes to the Ground is an excellent book. I liked it a lot. It is a great introduction to the topic of defending yourself when the fight goes to the ground in the street from the perspective of Jiu Jitsu."—Wim Demeere, author of The Fighter's Body

"Jiu-jitsu expert Lori O'Connell shows you over 80 proven street oriented ground fighting techniques designed for the gritty, down-and-dirty world of street survival. MMA techniques are designed for sport. O'Connell's are designed to get you home—alive."—Loren W. Christensen, Martial Arts Masters Hall of Fame recipient, 2011

"When the Fight Goes to the Ground gets my endorsement. This is a work I intend to visit again in order to integrate some ideas and methods into my own training and teaching. If you're looking for practical, repeatable self-defense tactics for ground fighting that don't require high level acrobatics then this might be the book for you too."—Matthew Apsokardu, 4th Degree Black Belt, Okinawan Kempo Karate

"Highly recommended. 192 pages of clear and concise explanation, beautiful and clear photography, excellent binding, and a DVD full of bonus video explanations make this a great book for grapplers, stand-up artists, and self-defense enthusiasts."—Patrick Parker, 6th Degree Black Belt Aikido, 5th Degree Black Belt Judo

"When the Fight Goes to the Ground is extremely well written, easy to read and is professionally done. Sensei O'Connell expresses herself very well and is clear in her teaching progressions. The DVD is a tremendous compliment to the book. I highly recommend this book for those wanting to learn the concepts of self-defense when on the ground."—Brian Johns, Owner/Head Instructor of the Filipino Martial Arts school, Bamboo Martial Arts Centre

"First and foremost a big tip of the hat to Ms. O'Connell and Tuttle Publishing for creating a well-written and well-photographed book. I have written book reviews in an academic setting, and, on occasion, I've had to review books that are not as functional as this book. This, however, was not the case and what you will find in this book is clearly written and clearly illustrated. This book presents a practical and realistic approach to ground defense."—Bob Patterson, Author of Striking Thoughts martial arts blog

"When the Fight goes to the Ground is an excellent source of information on something that is not often seen, and is presented cleanly and professionally. It's also wonderful to see something of this nature come from a smaller, female martial artist, rather than a larger person, who might not have as much "need" for good technique in such a situation. It is a good book that is deserving of attention from anyone who has an interest in the martial arts or self-defense."—Stu Cooke, 1st Degree Black Belt, Shorinji Kan Jiu jitsu

"The book is an excellent source of reference for students of grappling arts, a great introduction to using basic ground skills for those with little or no grappling or martial arts experience, and a good reference for established grapplers to look at the art from a self protection or woman's point of view. Well written and highly recommended."—Restita DeJesus, Head Instructor, Seattle Wushu-Self Defense Center

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804842532
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/12/2013
  • Edition description: Paperback with DVD
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 693,796
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet 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 17 years in Canada and abroad. Lori currently runs her own Jiu-jitsu dojo, operating in the greater Vancouver area in Canada since 2006. 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.

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