The most prominent Judo ground fighting specialist in modern times, Katsuhiko Kashiwazaki won the 1981 World Championships with a variation of side control in the final.
In this video, Kashiwazaki shows transitions from his favourite side control (yoko-shiho-gatame) position, to two other positions:
– north / upper hold (kami-shiho-gatame)
– mount / vertical hold (tate-shiho-gatame).
Notes on the translation:
The English subtitles are original. The approach was not to translate every word, only the key messages.
Yoko-shiho-gatame means ‘side direction hold’
Kami-shiho-gatame means ‘upper direction hold’
Tate-shiho-gatame means ‘vertical direction hold’
Instead of the long names, I have used ‘side hold’, ‘side position’, or ‘side control’. I have used ‘north’ instead of ‘upper’, as it will be more familiar to English speakers.
Also, Kashiwazaki’s full instructional is over 2 hours long. I plan to translate other portions of it gradually. If there is a particular technique you’re interested in please comment and I will work on it first.
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