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FEATURING brazilian jiu jitsu and combat submission wrestling
FOR ADULTS (ages 13 and above) - 

Phase One - Beginner
Phase Two - Intermediate
Phase Three - Advanced

Students will learn their syllabus and master their syllabus. After enough class time, and permission is granted by the head instructor, they can take a test. If they pass, they will be promoted to the next level and start learning their new level.

Wednesdays        7 PM

What is included with this class?

Combat Submission Wrestling - CSW is a blend of Shooto, Jiu Jitsu, Catch Wrestling, Muay Thai, Jun Fan, and Silat. Shooto forms the base of CSW and is a popular Japanese combat sport and mixed martial art that focuses on all aspects of fighting: Striking, Stand-Up Grappling, and Ground Fighting. It's a hybrid martial art derived from Shoot Wrestling and Vale Tudo. In Shooto, you can defeat an opponent with a knockout or submissions. CSW features the English art of Catch Wrestling, which is far superior to Jiu Jitsu at locking and choking out opponents. It also uses Wrestling techniques, like the Double Leg, which can finish an opponent in a street situation.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - a Brazilian combat sport that features ground fighting. You will learn how to fight from 5 different positions: Mount, Side Control, Guard, Back, and Kneeling. You will learn to your stop your attacker using chokes, armbars, and leg locks. Since there are no striking or dirty tactics in Jiu Jitsu, we augment this weakness with Shooto and Dumog.

Dumog - a Filipino martial art that features stand-up grappling, ground fighting, and dirty tactics. Made purely for self-defense, Dumog allows every dirty technique you can use while grappling, including striking, knees, elbows, headbutts, joint breaks, and chokes. Dumog can be used to control a person without hurting them.


What are three main weaknesses of the typical Jiu Jitsu training?

1. Jiu Jitsu is a combat sport that does not allow any striking. In a self-defense situation, you must train to strike, and strike often, even when fighting on the ground. 

2. The goal of Jiu Jitsu is competition, and therefore, they want to find submissions while on the ground, no matter how long it takes. In self-defense, your main goal should be to get off the ground in seconds, get to standing, and running. 

3. Jiu Jitsu teaches you how to fight one opponent at a time. When you're faced with more than one opponent, then Jiu Jitsu will fail automatically. You can't rely only on Jiu Jitsu for self-defense for that reason. You need a back-up plan.

How is our Grappling class different from the typical Jiu Jitsu training?

1. Our students use striking, and defend against striking, all the time. There are no rules in the street, so expect to get punched or weapons get pulled. Therefore, we use striking with grappling as the framework. This is why we blend Shooto, Dumog, and Kali with our grappling. 

2. Our students train to make getting up to your feet as their first priority, NOT submissions. Although we use "Tapping" in class for safety, we know there are NO "taps" or submissions in the street. You break, wrench, choke, or snap - then RUN!

3. Our students focus on grappling for the purpose of ending the fight quickly, then getting up to standing - because there may be other attackers nearby. Our grappling mindset is that we're always expecting a multiple attacker situation, even on the ground.

4. Our students train to be aware that weapons may be pulled during ground fighting. Your attacker might use a knife or even a gun while grappling. Our students learn how to strike, disarm, and disable the attacker, while on the ground. We call this Kali Weapons Defense for the Ground.

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Our Grappling Program is based on the training and experience provided by Sensei Erik Paulson, Guro Dan Inosanto, and Jean-Jacques Machado to our head instructor, SiFu Adrian Tandez. We use Combat Submission Wrestling as the foundation for our Grappling curriculum.

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