WHAT ARE THE TOP GRAPPLING ARTS?
Posted on February 15 2016
There are a various grappling arts in the martial arts world, but which grappling art is the best? So maybe you’re wondering why you should even add grappling into your fight game?
Top Grappling Arts
Well the concept is pretty simple, if you have ever seen a fight or watched a watched an MMA event, usually it start off with striking and as soon as someone show a distinct advantage on their feet, their opponent turns to grappling.
Advantages of Grappling:
Control where the fight takes place
Control of opponents
Tire opponents out
Pound for pound extremely strong
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
BJJ was designed with the concept that a smaller opponent can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger opponent by using proper techniques, leverage, and equalizing the fight by taking the fight to the ground. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu uses applying joint-locks and chokes in order to defeat opponents.
Various Submission: Chokes and Joint locks (Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder, Knee, Ankle, etc.)
Lack of takedown training
Sambo is similar to Freestyle Wrestling or Judo, but with some differences. Sambo focuses on leg locks, but does not allow chokeholds. It focuses on throwing, ground work and submissions, with very few restrictions on gripping and holds.
Advantages: Focus on leg locks and throws
Disadvantages: No chokes
Judo emphasizes a competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown the opponent, then immobilize them or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. Strikes and weapons defenses are a part of judo.
Advantages: Throws. Well rounded grappling art.
Disadvantages: No enough emphasis on submissions as other arts.
Wrestling is one of the oldest forms of combat arts. Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques, such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, pins and other grappling holds. A wrestling bout is a physical competition where competitors attempt to gain and maintain a superior position. There are a wide range of styles with varying rules, including Greco-Roman, Freestyle, Catch and more. Wrestling techniques have been incorporated into other martial arts as well as military hand-to-hand combat systems.
Advantages: Control on opponent. Takedowns. Cost may be free. (Most schools offer wrestling as a school sport)
Disadvantages: No submissions.