Submission Grappling

Submission grappling, or also called submission wrestling, is a grappling sport like BJJ, Judo, wrestling, sambo etc. Submission grappling distinguishes itself from these sports because all the techniques of the various grappling sports are used in submission grappling.

To give an example; wrestling in which no submissions are allowed, these may be used in submission grappling. The goal is exactly the same as in BJJ!

A very interesting fact is that in all submission grappling events, BJJ practitioners come out as winner. Therefore it can be concluded that BJJ is the most dominant grappling sport.

BJJ without a Gi

During grappling classes, students wear shorts and a shirt (usually a rash guard). That is why submission grappling is often referred to as BJJ No Gi. In addition to the lack of a judo gi, the main difference with BJJ is that many submissions that are not directly allowed in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, such as kneebars, toeholds and heelhooks are allowed here.

The lack of a suit also makes it easier to escape from a position since your training partner has less grip. The pace is therefore also higher and the positions change faster.


Foundation for MMA

Training without a Gi offers a very different dynamic to the groundwork game and comes much closer to the techniques you need for MMA, because that is also without a Gi. Grappling is therefore the perfect training for MMA together with kickboxing.


To train you need the following items (for your first class (es) the possibility exists to borrow from us):

- Grappling shorts
- T-shirt or Rashguard
- Mouth Protection (recommended)

Submission Grappling at Renzo Gracie Holland