In the To-Shin Do kata Yoku-To we practice moving to the outside against a straight punch, push, or grab. We can employ the same strategies on the ground from several different positions. In this course we will explore Yoku-To specifically from the “mount” position.
Should we find ourselves on top of an attacker in an altercation we likely want to stay there or get up and disengage. Our attacker is likely to attempt to push us off and scramble back up to their feet. In this course we will explore taking advantage of that push or punch and use […]
In this lesson we will explore how we can take advantage of our opponent reaching or pushing up from the bottom mount position, particularly how we can apply a juji-gatame arm bar to break our attackers arm.
Expanding on the Yoku-To concept we can use the deflection to set up a wrist wrap control that we can take advantage of in several ways.
Using the “wrist wrap control” that we set up in the previous lesson we will apply a “Take-Ori” wrist lock/break to our attackers pressing arm.
Using the “wrist wrap control” that we set up in the previous lesson we will transition into a very dominant, hard to escape from striking position that we can use to subdue our attacker.
Using the “wrist wrap control” that we set up in the previous lesson we will transition into a “Hadaka Jime” or “Rear Naked Choke”.
The To-Shin Do “Ground Flow Kata” utilizes this Yoku-To outside-straight arm attack series around technique #10. In this lesson we will show you how to fit in what you have already learned into the “flow”.