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Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that focuses on grappling and ground fighting with the goal of gaining a dominant position and using joint-locks and chokeholds to force an opponent to submit. When Jiu Jitsu is performed without the traditional uniform called the Gi, it is then considered Grappling or Submission Wrestling.

Your Grappling Instructor:

Coach Dave Nielsen has used his 10 years of combined Jiu Jitsu and Submission Wrestling experience with some of THE BEST Jiu Jitsu and MMA practitioners in the World to develop an approach to Grappling that is both unique and simple to learn!

Beginners (NO Wrestling or Grappling experience):

Start by learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu positions and Submissions including:

  • closed guard
  • half guard
  • side control aka 100 Kilos
  • scissor side control
  • the mount
  • the back
  • over hooks
  • knee on belly
  • under hooks
  • Basic sweeps
  • guillotine submission
  • rear naked choke
  • arm bars
  • key locks (kimura/americana)
  • triangle chokes

Our grappling class puts a large focus on transitioning and balance. Our Jiu Jitsu, philosophy makes it critical that you first establish good positions through transitions with good technique and POSTURE before any submissions are worth the risk of position loss.

Grappling Schedule

Printable Schedule

Intermediate-Advance (some wrestling, judo or Jiu Jitsu grappling experience):

  • open guard
  • turtle guard
  • spider guard
  • rubber guard
  • Leg Locks
  • heel hooks
  • straight ankle locks
  • toe holds
  • Sambo techniques
  • Takedowns
  • hip throws
  • setups
  • sweeps
  • transition Submission
  • submission setups
  • brabo choke
  • peruvian neck tie
  • elevator sweep
  • anaconda choke
  • head arm triangle
  • north south choke
  • north south triangle and much more!

Republic Training Center competes in Submission Wrestling/Grappling tournaments such as Grapplers Quest and The Pan Americans in San Diego and abroad.

More about Jiu Jitsu grappling and submission wrestling:

Submission Wrestling is a sport which combines freestyle and catch wrestling in an attempt to maintain a top position at all times while working for a submission holds similar to but not always the same as Jiu Jitsu.

Grappling can most easily be compared to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, however without the traditional jacket and pants called the Gi. Grapplers unlike Submission Wrestlers are very comfortable from their backs vs. a top position the wrestler prefers. No-Gi Jiu Jitsu and Grappling is essentially the same thing.

No-Gi Submission Grappling classes in San Diego at Republic Training Center combines Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (while on your back), Submission Wrestling (while in a top position), Judo (for throws), Freestyle Wrestling (takedowns), Catch Wrestling (transitions and positions), Greco Roman (standup grappling) and other wrestling techniques.

Call Coach Dave today at 858-274-0874 if you are interested in Jiu Jitsu Grappling at Republic Training Center.