Legendary UFC fighter Royce Gracie revolutionized the sport of MMA as well as the world of martial arts in general by demonstrating the effectiveness of jiu-jitsu in a no-holds-barred competition. It was immediately apparent that if you were unable to defend yourself on the ground in a real fight of no/minimal rules, most people were frankly unable to survive against a jiu-jitsu practitioner. As the sport evolved, another fact has become apparent: those that wield a strong wrestling background do extremely well in most fights. This is largely due to the simple fact that the superior wrestler in a fight can decide in what domain (standing vs ground) the fight will occur, which gives a massive advantage.
This class will focus on the fundamentals of grappling, utilizing primarily techniques from jiu-jitsu (No Gi), sambo, submission wrestling. While primarily a technique and drill based course, students will engage in live grappling sessions.