This is the first book ever to be written on the crucial area of judo gripping techniques. Adams was widely recognized for his masterly understanding of grips even though his favored grip was eminently classical. In this pioneering volume, he looks at unorthodox gripping, attack and defense, gripping strategies, and gripping skills.
Well written gives some history shows a number of holds and tells us why they are important. but I felt it needed more for the price.