The legs are powerful tools that a grappler in any combat sport can and should use to their advantage.
The purpose of The Triangle Hold Encyclopedia is to explore and analyze what makes a successful leg-based triangle hold, along with the numerous applications and variations that make triangle holds the most effective submission techniques in any fighting sport.
The Triangle Hold Encyclopedia presents a comprehensive analysis of triangle submission holds and the numerous applications, variations, set ups, and positions from which they are applied. Included throughout are technical tips, and discussions of how to systematically teach and study triangle holds so they become an effective part of your fighting and grappling arsenal.
- Triangle holds starting from the bottom guard position
- Triangle holds starting from in front of an opponent
- Triangle holds starting from a top or back ride position
- Triangle holds starting from a holding or pinning position
- Prevention, defense, and escapes for triangle holds
- Over 1000 instructional photographs
A central characteristic of this book is that the skills presented can be used in a variety of fighting and grappling sports.
“As important as the power of the legs may be, knowing how to use that power is even more important — and that’s what this book is about.” —Steve Scott
About the Author
Steve Scott is a professional judo, sambo and jujitsu coach residing in Kansas City, MO. He holds 8th dan rank in judo and 7th dan rank in shingitai jujitsu. Starting his judo career in 1965 and his sambo career in 1976, He has been active at all levels of competition, coaching and administration in different grappling sports. He has coached four World Sambo Champions, a member of an Olympic Judo Team, and hundreds of medal winners in national and international competitions in judo, sambo, sport jujitsu and submission grappling. He founded the Welcome Mat Judo Club in 1969 where thousands of people have trained in a variety of martial arts.
Steve is the innovator of the Freestyle Judo contest rules used by AAU Judo as well as the innovator in women’s sambo in the U.S., having hosted the first women’s U.S. National Sambo Championships in 1980. He was responsible for the AAU granting recognition to the sport of judo in 1994 after a hiatus of many years.