Unlock a whole new modern perspective on BJJ’s most common positions by learning how a champion judoka dominates on the feet and on the mat.
Ishii shows the drills and strategies that he has brought from traditional Japanese judo to train his body for takedowns, giving you a full roadmap on how to fight from the feet and dominate in the grip fighting exchanges. Ishii has converted all of his best techniques to work just as well without the gi. It is all about the grip exchanges and the entries.
All the top game fighting in the world won’t get you anywhere if you can’t get the takedowns first, so give yourself a real gameplan around grip fighting, learning how to approach every grip and get in on the most effective throws available. Ishii has learned from a lifetime of competition that an effective grappler must attack both sides, so learn how to throw both sides with osoto garis, ochi garis, uchi matas, and more.
Each throw brings with it the little details that Ishii has mastered, including how to throw someone bigger than you with no extra difficulty.
Ishii was raised in some of the most demanding dojos in Japan, and was able to accomplish the impossible in his craft by becoming the youngest and lightest heavyweight champion in Olympic history. Ishii was also a successful MMA fighter who was forced to make the transition from Judo to MMA and adapted his Judo to bring him incredible success at the pinnacle of MMA.
He did this with an iron will and incredible technique that he has transitioned over into no gi jiu jitsu with great success. Now you can learn these judo-based grappling techniques.
Judo emphasizes dominant throws on the feet and aggressive submission threats on the mat, and these little changes in mentality can be a great change of pace in BJJ. These throw combinations are simple and easy to follow, with a straight forward formula about what to attack in series while you hunt for the takedown.
None of these throws need you to be bigger and stronger than anyone, instead of will see how to manipulate someone’s weight and balance so that you can rely on your throws instead of having to muscle through a position. Hop into this judo masterclass with an Olympic champion!