Newaza – Ground Defense / Jiu-Jitsu


Technique Overview

Newaza is any type of technique done on the ground, which includes ground defense and offensive techniques.

Often referred to as Jiu-Jitsu, newaza includes ground:

  1. positions
  2. submissions
  3. sweeps
  4. escapes

Newaza gives students the ability to defend themselves when taken to the ground, which often happens during a self-defense situation.

Shoshin Ryu trains students for all aspects of self-defense, and while Newaza is an extremely useful skill to have when on the ground, its usefulness is minimized in multiple-attacker situations and weapons attacks. Shoshin Ryu students are taught a broad range of self-defense techniques that can be applied standing up, or on the ground, with Newaza being one of the sets of techniques available to them.