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An excellent reference manual
on 14 October 2011
This book is broadly divided up into standing techniques and ground work. The first part of the book covers standing techniques and this is then subdivided by throw. For each throw the basic technique is described, and then methods to use this throw in combination with other techniques are described and then counters are also given. So for example in the case of the throw O-Goshi, the book describes how this throw can be used in combination with Harai-Goshi, Kouchi-Gari and Ouchi-Gari. These techiques are illustrated, with additional helpful points also provided. The techniques shown in the ground work section again are well described and provide useful ideas for practice.
Illustrations to show the techiques are well used throughout the book. The two characters in the illustrations both wear white Gis and have black belts, the only difference between them being that one has white hair and the other black. This is generally fine, except on rare occasions when you cannot see the hair in the illustration and you are left wondering which one is which.
I would say that this book will be of most use to someone that already knows the techniques, and want to get some ideas for their own randori. Certainly that is how i have used the book, and it has proved to be very helpful..Recommended