American Grappling Fundamentals
Come join us in one of the most popular, fast growing combat sports in the world. Grappling is an ancient art birthed in the early centuries by soldiers, gladiators, and warriors that fought for their kingdoms and communities. We combine several styles of grappling for self defense conditioning and techniques to protect ourselves from whatever comes our way!
Wrestling that included grappling methods are referenced in the Christian Bible, The Iliad, and the Indian Vedas. Ancient Greek wrestling featured this technique in a sport called Pále that was highlighted during the Olympic Games. Wrestlers competed to earn points by touching one another’s shoulders, hips, and backs to the ground.
Grappling moved through Japan, France, and England during the middle ages. Over time, grappling took on qualities of freestyle wrestling, Judo, and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. Classic Jiu-Jutsu developed between 1467 and 1573, as individuals used unarmed combat combined with weaponry.
Daggers, sickles, chains, and swords were favorites of classic Ju-Jutsu athletes who practiced armored grappling. These wrestlers relied on arm- and leglocks and choking to disarm their competitors. The latter is frowned upon today.
Some grappling champions use freestyle wrestling takedowns and rely on Sambo, and Catch-As-Catch-Can style moves to take down competitors. Many self-defense class teachers use traditional Jiu-Jutsu moves, including submission grappling to overpower people.
The sport does not involve striking, but values touching the hip, shoulder, and back to the ground and rewards these moves with points that can add up to win a match. Competitors can also tap out, ending a match because they want to forfeit from intense pain or to preserve their strength.
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