Submission Grappling / BJJ
Nogi Jiu Jitsu or submission grappling is the modern evolution of BJJ.
The first, obvious difference between gi and nogi grappling is in the fashion statements. In Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Sambo and Judo, practitioners wear – you guessed it – a gi. A ‘gi’ can also be called a ‘kimono’. Whereas rash guards and shorts or spats are usually worn for nogi grappling
Submission grappling combines all of the techniques from Wrestling, Catch Wrestling, Luta Livre, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, judo and Sambo.
In this class you’ll learn to use leverage instead of relying purely on strength, natural body grips instead of depending on clothing, positional skill, problem solving and a wide range of joint locks and choke holds to successfully control, subdue and eventually submit opponents.
A typical class consists of a dynamic warm-up followed by technique study and specific drilling. Sparring, also known as ‘rolling’ when strikes are not involved is usually included at the end of the class. This is all done in a controlled and safe manor.
Many of our members and coaches regularly compete in various grappling competitions throughout the course of the year. Many grappling titles are currently held by some of the Kraken coaches!