What is Submission Grappling?
Submission Grappling is a blend of diferent styles whereby techniques are based on controlling your opponent. The ultimate goal is to submit your opponent by applying a chokehold or jointlock. Almost everything is allowed with Submission Grappling and the rules are limited with respect to the other grappling arts, this makes it one of the most complete arts of it’s kind.
The ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) is one of the most prestigious tournament in the world. Submission Grappling is a blend of BJJ, wrestling, judo, sambo etc. The goal of Submission Grappling is actually the same as with BJJ and MMA. Positional dominance is very important and a match can be won by points, submission or referee decision.
Submission Grappling and BJJ are actually on the same line, however the main difference is the absence of the Gi. Therefore, the techniques are adjusted, since one can not use grips. There is also a lot less friction due the absence of the Gi, hence speed and explosiveness plays a bigger ole
Submission Grappling classes
The classes start with some drills, where several repitions of specific movements are performed. Afterwards, a few techniques will be demonstrated, which then as to be practiced with your partner. Towards the end of each class, we spar several rounds. Also called ‘rolling’.
- Shorts (without pockets)
- T-shirt or rashguard (preffered)
- Recommended: Mouthguard