Submission Wrestling

Submission wrestling (also known as submission fighting, submission grappling, sport grappling, or simply as No-Gi) is a formula of competition and a general term describing the aspect of martial arts and combat sports that focus on clinch and ground fighting with the aim of obtaining a submission using submission holds. The term “submission wrestling” usually refers only to the form of competition and training that does not use a “jacket”, “gi,” or “combat kimono,” often worn with belts that establish rank by color.

The sport of submission wrestling brings together techniques from Folk Wrestling (Catch-as-catch-can), Luta Livre Esportiva, Freestyle Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo and Sambo. Submission fighting as an element of a larger sport setting is very common in mixed martial arts, Pankration, catch wrestling and others.

This class covers both standing and ground grappling with a focus on the fundamentals, emphasizing good positional and submission skills. It is ideal for the dedicated grappler wishing to compete, and also an essential base for anyone interested in mixed martial arts.