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Weapons of Opportunity (EBook Edition)

  • Weapons of Opportunity (EBook Edition)

Weapons of Opportunity: One Woman's Causal Crusade Through the World of Dojos and Low Blows

A can of beans.  A brick wall.  A pair of bowling shoes.
In her book,
Weapons of Opportunity, Lori O’Connell reveals how these and other metaphorical weapons have furthered her personal development and deepened her understanding of what it means to be a martial artist. 
O’Connell is a 5th degree black belt (3rd degree at the time of writing) in Jiu-jitsu who stands among a long line of men who have devoted their lives to the development of the art.  Over the years, she has faced many battles with the long-standing training traditions and conventions of the male-dominated world of martial arts. 
With casual intimacy, her book tells her myriad training anecdotes, complete with bruises, backtalk, and beer.  It details her experiences in different schools, different martial art styles, and different countries, including Japan where she struggles to find her place while simultaneously struggling to figure out her shower. O’Connell strips away the formality of the martial arts and shows it for what it is, no punches pulled, from the perspective of a student and teacher.
This is the first published book by Lori O'Connell.

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Weapons of Opportunity (EBook Edition)


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When the Fight Goes to the Ground: Jiu-jitsu Strategies and Tactics for Self-Defense

This book/DVD combo, written by Lori O'Connell Sensei, offers a complete guide to ground fighting principles and techniques. It establishes the risks and hazards of various ground defense scenarios, presents effective strategies for neutralizing and minimizing them, and introduces a wide range  of tools for effective defense and escape. The techniques are easy to learn and apply, providing an adaptable skill set for anyone, regardless of size, strength, or gender.

Lori O’Connell Sensei demonstrates defenses for simple hold-downs, ground and pound, submission grappling pins, chokes, arm locks, leg locks, knife attacks, and multiple assailant scenarios.
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