5.0 out of 5 stars
Fantastic Presentation of Solid Techniques, 26 April 2013
This is a book that is focused on providing a set of solutions to a very specific problem; that of being taken to the ground when self-defense is your primary goal. Lori O'Connell uses her experience within Can-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu to compliment her experience with grappling to create a book of strategies and tactics for removing yourself from an undesirable ground-based combat scenario.
When the Fight goes to the Ground now has a place in my martial arts books collection. It's an excellent source of information on something that is not often seen, and is presented cleanly and professionally. It's also wonderful to see something of this nature come from a smaller, female martial artist, rather than a larger person, who might not have as much "need" for good technique in such a situation. It is a good book that is deserving of attention from anyone who has an interest in the martial arts or self-defense.