No-Gi Grappling

Monday & Wednesday 6:00pm – 6:50pm

AMAC No-Gi Grappling  Instructors:

The AMAC Combat Submission Wrestling (CSW) program is the primary no GI grappling program at the school. What makes it unique is it is specifically formulated for grappling without a uniform or a “GI”. It also heavily focuses on the possibility of your opponent striking you while grappling. Generally, due to the systems that influence the system, it is more aggressive and seeks to gain dominant control quickly.

Our Instructors maintain a safe training atmosphere so your primary focus can be on education and growth. Grappling, Wrestling, or jiu‐jitsu can burn a tremendous amount of calories in a short amount of time as well as build strength and flexibility. Due to this training is not only fun but a fantastic way to get into shape and maintain the high levels of fitness that are part of the martial arts lifestyle. The grappling arts use leverage, strategy, and technique to prevail over brute strength so they offer very effective self-defense answers.

Another difference between gi and no‐gi grappling has to do with strategy. When grappling with the GI there is the use of the sleeves, collar, and pants. Practitioners can execute collar chokes, or use the sleeves of the GI to tie up a partner’s arm. In no‐gi grappling, on the other hand, grabbing the clothes is generally not allowed. Instead, practitioners can try to control an opponent by gripping the body’s natural handles: the neck, the wrist, the elbow, the knee, the hips, etc.

CSW teaches a reformulated shoot wrestling curriculum founded by Erik Paulson, former world light heavyweight Shooto champion. It’s a blend of grappling techniques and concepts from Brazilian Jiu‐Jitsu, Muay Thai & Lethwei Kickboxing, Freestyle, and Greco‐Roman wrestling, with techniques and submissions from shoot wrestling, Judo, Sambo, and Catchascatchcan, as well as striking from French Savate, and Western Kickboxing. CSW has produced champions in both Pride and the UFC. Many of today’s top-level MMA fighters train in CSW including Sean Sherk, Josh Barnett, and Ken Shamrock.

Submission Wrestling Program At AMAC

The focus of the AMAC Combat Submission Wrestling Program is to master basic techniques and drills, and have the ability to flow from position to position, escape each position, and have both upper body and lower body submissions. Students develop through a progression of flow drills, techniques, and unique training methods to build a strong and competitive MMA and Submission Wrestling game.

Get in the best shape of your life!

Our program is one of the most complete mixed martial arts programs anywhere. Taught in a safe, high-energy training environment, it gives you one of the best and most effective workouts available. Mixed Martial Arts is loads of fun and will get you in the best shape of your life. Mixed Martial Artists are some of the fittest athletes in the world.

Submission Wrestling

Submission wrestling (also known as submission fighting, submission grappling, sport grappling, or simply as No‐Gi) or Combat wrestling (in Japan), is a formula of competition and a general term describing the aspect of martial arts and combat sports that focus on clinch and ground fighting with the aim of obtaining a submission using submission holds. The term “submission wrestling” usually refers only to the form of competition and training that does not use a “jacket”, “gi,” or “combat kimono,” often worn with belts that establish rank by color.

The sport of submission wrestling brings together techniques from Folk Wrestling (Catch‐as‐catch‐can), Luta Livre Esportiva, Freestyle Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu‐Jitsu, Judo, and Sambo. Submission fighting as an element of a larger sports setting is very common in mixed martial arts, Pankration, catch wrestling, and others. Submission wrestlers or grapplers usually wear shorts, skin‐sticky clothing such as Rash guards, speedos, and mixed short clothes so they do not rip off in combat.

Mixed martial arts schools and fighters may use the term “submission wrestling” to refer to their grappling methods while avoiding association with any one art. Submission wrestling is sometimes used to describe the tactic (in mixed martial arts competition) that revolves around using submission wrestling skills to defeat an opponent.

I always feel fear. It’s a natural thing and a human sensation. If someone says he doesn’t feel fear, he is lying. Do your best in every training session, in every drill, in every move. Knowing you are ready will bring confidence, and that’s the key to overcoming fear.

– Erik Paulson