Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Throughout my years of training in martial arts and grappling I have seen thousands of techniques and hundreds of styles. This has given me a broad perspective on not only striking and weapon based arts both those that involve close quarters or grappling as well. What I have come to recognize is that there are way more similarities between arts than differences. Most of the differences usually appear as either variations of techniques or changes made when they become sport. For example look at the grappling arts - Judo, Sambo, BJJ, JJJ, Greco, Collar and Elbow, Sumo, Glima etc. Despite each arts origins, if you take a close look they all use very similar techniques with rules determining what is kosher and what is not. If you simplify these arts into the least common denominator you have a hybrid wrestling style that can easily translate to other grappling arts just by tweaking your techniques to fit the rules.

So, on the note of a utopian grappling style, we give you a great video that is meshing techniques from two styles into one.

It's a fact, the often overlooked basics of wrestling can coincide with your gi jiu jitsu game. If you think of BJJ as whole it already has quite a few foundational techniques of wrestling, which include the single and double leg, sit out and bridge.

The guys over at Team Fusion Academy in Salt Lake City, Utah show us how to seamlessly combine the two in order to elevate your game to the next level.

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