We are continuing our Jointlocks study with a renewed look into the Ninjutsu underhook, or as it’s called, Ganseki (nage or otoshi). This highly important lock is also a wrestling hold and a positioning help.
We will use the GAnseki in conjunction with Sukui nage and Tani Otoshi throws.
We are going to analyse and explore the kata from the upper levels of Fudo, Kukishin and Takagi ryu. Utilizing an approach of daken before closing distance and interaction between different locks. We will train mainly with shoulder locks.
Video of a pass between elbow lock and a shoulder lock
We are wrapping up the full clinch situation with a summery of all the techniques with the insight of Fudo ryu daken taijutsu.
Hopefully we will be able to video these and will upload them as soon as possible.
For many years I have been using a systematic model to plan the intersection between a very traditional martial art and the modern warfare that shadows us here, in Israel. I wrote it about 15 years ago and posted it in Hebrew and on our English site (Methodical pyramid on AKBAN.org). It is still here, free for all.
Preserving the respect and spiritual frame that stems from our Ninjutsu is a heritage I owe to my teacher, Doron Navon. During the 15 years I spent as his student I had many opportunities to watch him grapple with the necessary hard realities of self defense situations and at the same time maintaining a very spiritual perspective.
I think that for the AKBAN instructors the years ahead must be a time of further exploring, both of the hard realities of self defense and warfare and the spiritual insights of our very unique disciplin.