No-Gi Grappling

Monday & Wednesday 6:00pm – 6:50pm

This 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, the systems that influence the system are more aggressive and seek 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 time and build strength and flexibility. 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 practical self-defense answers.

Another difference between gi and no‐gi grappling has to do with strategy. When grappling with the GI, the sleeves, collar, and pants are used. Practitioners can execute collar chokes or use the sleeves of the GI to tie up a partner’s arm. In no‐gi grappling, however, 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.

The program is also influenced by CSW and 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.

No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu At AMAC

The focus of the Program is to master basic techniques and drills, 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 to obtain 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 combines 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 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