Newaza, grappling techniques, developed in early 1900’s (especially kosen-judo*) comprise a valuable aspect of Kodokan Judo. These techniques have been handed down from generation to generation, and constitute a fascinating and rewarding area of study suitable for all practitioners.
This book has been designed to provide experienced practitioners with a guide to expanding his or her repertoire of ne-waza from classic to cutting-edge techniques. The authors have endeavored to compile a comprehensive record of methods developed in the past and present, which it is hoped will serve as a source of inspiration for all.
* Kosen-judo is the name of judo practiced at schools in the pre-war high school system in Japan. It allowed hikikomi (pulling down the opponent into ne-waza) and promoted a remarkable development of ne-waza skills in the history of judo. Even today, seven national universities in Japan (Hokkaido, Tohoku, Tokyo, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, and Kyushu) allow hikikomi in their judo competition.
# of pages: 274
This books gives valuable insight in the rich Ne waza history of judo which was the origin of BJJ. Very helpful details that will enhance your ground fighting skills. Only quality of the pictures could have been better.