Senior Master Mark Sentoshi Russo shares his personal story of learning Ganseki Nage from various teachers.
Ganseki Nage is the fundamental forward hip throw technique in the To-Shin Do Ninja taijutsu self-defense system. Our approach is very different from similar techniques found in Judo and Jujitsu. This course will guide you, in detail, through the science, body movement, applications and variations of this throw/takedown technique.
This is an in depth, step by step presentation of the essential science and body movement principles that make for a minimum effort, maximum effect ganseki takedown.
Breaking balance and then preventing your opponent from correcting or regaining balance is a fundamental principle in the To-Shin Do self-defense approach. This essential movement is covered specifically.
Learn further “tricks” and details beyond the basic technique to help you customize this throw and “make it your own”.
This variation is focused on attacking the base and solving the problem of a grounded, bigger, and difficult to throw opponent.
This variation solves the problem of an attempted headlock shutdown of the technique and can also be used to damage or break the controlling arm.
This section offers some ideas on various application scenarios of the Ganseki technique.
Deepen your understanding of the elements with this quick tour through the four elemental energies of earth, water, wind, and fire applied to the Ganseki technique. Break through the incorrect yet natural tendency to associate a technique with a specific element.