Submission wrestling (also known as submission fighting or submission grappling) is a formula of competition and a general term describing the aspect of martial arts and combat sports that focus on clinch and ground fighting with the aim of obtaining a submission using submission holds.
Apart from being a general martial arts term, submission grappling is more specifically a reference to the ground fighting tactic consisting of taking an opponent to the ground using a takedown or throw and then applying a submission hold, forcing the opponent to submit. While grapplers will often work to attain dominant position, some may be more comfortable fighting from other positions. If a grappler finds themselves unable to force a takedown, they may resort to pulling guard, whereby they physically pull their opponent into a dominant position on the ground.
Submissions are an essential part of many disciplines, most notably catch wrestling, judo, Sambo, pankration, Army Combatives, MCMAP and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Josh Barnett, BJ Penn, the brothers Antônio Rodrigo and Antônio Rogério Nogueira, Shinya Aoki and Fedor Emelianenko are examples of submission grapplers. The arm bar, where one fighter uses a part of their body as a fulcrum point for the other fighter’s elbow to hyper-extend the joint, is a very common and effective submission.
Our submission program at the War Room teaches you the essentials of ground fighting. You will learn everything from Wrestling to Jiu Jitsu to Judo.
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· Instructors: John Menke