While aikido is renowned for its submission and compliance techniques as well as grappling from a standing position, it is not known for its effectiveness when it comes to ground fighting. Aikido Ground Fighting is a unique look at the roots of aikido techniques (in particular, the kneeling practices of suwari-waza) and how they might be applied to defense on the ground.
Written by a direct student of Morihei Ueshiba in collaboration with other aikido teachers, this book remains steadfastly true to the founder's teachings while presenting innovative and effective techniques. Containing never-before-published pictures of Ueshiba and step-by-step photographs clearly demonstrating techniques, Aikido Ground Fighting is designed for aikido students looking to become more well-rounded martial artists as well as practitioners of all martial arts seeking effective self-defense techniques.
|Publisher:||North Atlantic Books|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)|
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Table of Contents
1 The Structure of Aikido: Six Pillars and Principles 21
2 The History and Use of Suwari-Waza 47
3 Going to the Ground from Suwari-Waza 63
4 Grappling Techniques I: Suwari-Waza as a Middle Ground 85
5 Grappling Techniques II: Getting Back to Suwari-Waza 107
6 Adaptation of Other Aikido Techniques for Ground Fighting 139
7 The Changing Nature of the Art 157
Sino-Japanese Character Glossary 183
About the Authors 195