No-Gi BJJ (submission grappling)




No-gi Jiu-Jitsu or submission grappling is the modern evolution of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

The first, obvious difference between gi and no-gi 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 no-gi grappling.

Submission grappling combines all of the techniques from Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling, Catch Wrestling, Luta Livre, 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/BJJ titles are held by some of the Kraken coaches inc. English, British and NAGA!

The Kraken Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lineage: Takeo Iano > Francisco Sá > Francisco Pinto Sá “Sazinho” > Ricardo Barros “Chita” > Raphael Busgaib > Darren Allen