A Arte Suave (Sem Kimono)

The Gentle Art without the Gi and a lot more leglocks


The sport of submission wrestling brings together techniques from folk wrestling (catch wrestling a.k.a. catch-as-catch-can), judo, Greco-Roman wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, jujutsu (of the traditional form), and sambo. Submission fighting as an element of a larger sport setting is very common in mixed martial arts, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, 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 submission techniques normally banned in other arts or competitions such as heel hooks, toe holds, wrist locks. This class is led by No-Gi World champion and Oregon State Champion Gustavo Bessa.

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