Friday, September 14, 2007


What is Grappling?
Grappling refers to the gripping, handling and controlling of an opponent without the use of striking, typically through the application of various grappling holds and counters to various hold attempts. Grappling forms an important part of both ground fighting and standing clinch fighting. Sports that use grappling include Judo, Wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and non-striking mixed martial arts.

International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles uses the term grappling interchangeably with the sport of submission wrestling (also called Grappling or submission fighting, and technically referred to as submission grappling) is a sports modality and a general term describing the aspect of martial arts combat sports that focus on clinch and ground fighting with the aim of obtaining a submission using submission holds.It brings together techniques from folkstyle, freestyle and greco-roman wrestling, Brazilian Jujitsu, sambo and judo. Submission grappling as an element in a larger sport setting is very common in judo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Pankration, catch wrestling, shootfighting and others.