Submission Grappling

Submission Grappling is derived from the art of Brazillian JiuJitsu.
Here the students is taught close quater ground defence application. Good technique teaches the student to overcome the bigger, stronger assailent.
If the fight ends up on the ground, The studentneeds to be trained to handle this situation.
This section of the organisation is headed by a Brazilian JiuJitsu Brown Belt

History of Brazilian JiuJitsu

Kodokan Judo was founded by Jigoro Kano in 1882.

Jigoro Kano most important innovation was the introduction of ‘Randori’. Most of the ancient Jiujitsu practitioners used ‘Kata’ to apply their practice. Although Kano saw Kata( drills) practice as important as well, Randori allows the practitioner to develop the mindset and technical proficiency of learning to apply techniques against resisting opponents in as realistic manner as possible.

In 1886, Kano’s style was put to the test. The Kodokan won 13 matches and tied the other two. Kanos Martial art was proven as the most effective.

Eventually the Kodokan was challenged by Tanabe. This guy was different to all the other traditional jiujitsu fighters in that he specialised in ground fighting, an area lacking in the Kodokan syllabus. When Kodokan fighters were taken to the ground, they were submitted.

Kano invited Tanabe Fusen Ryu to the Kodokan to teach grappling. At that time a young man by the name of Mitsuyo Maeda began his Judo training.

Maeda became one of the greatest fighters in the history of Judo. Kano sent Maeda around the world to spread the message of Kodokan Judo. Maeda fought hundreds of matches ‘no holds-barred fights, and never lost one fight. He developed a very effective form of street fighting against all types of challenges.

Maeda finally settled in Brazil. One of his students was a man by the name of Carlos Gracie.

Carlos Gracie opened his own academy in 1925. Carlos and his brothers established a solid reputation by issuing the now famous ‘Gracie Challenge’.

Several members of the Gracie family began to immigrate to the United States in the late 1980’s

From this point Brazilian JiuJitsu has spread around the world.


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