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 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 and Sambo. This style as an element of a larger sport 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. They are also known for using techniques normally banned in other arts or competitions such as heel hooks, toe holds, wrist and finger locks.
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 grappling skills to defeat an opponent.
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