Wrestling is an sport dating back centuries which is focused on controlling a standing opponent and taking them to the ground. Wrestling demands strength, technique, and mental fortitude. At The Gentle Art, we provide dedicated wrestling for Jiu-Jitsu programs designed to accommodate grapplers of all levels to help you develop these essential qualities. Join our wrestling classes today!

What is Wrestling for Jiu-Jitsu?

Wrestling is a combat sport that involves two participants engaging in a physical contest to gain control and pin their opponent’s shoulders to the ground. Wrestling for Jiu-Jitsu works in a similar way. It is a valuable complement to Jiu-Jitsu that involves essential take down, pin escape, and top control skills. By incorporating wrestling into Jiu-Jitsu training, practitioners gain a well-rounded skill set that enhances their ability to dictate the pace of a fight, transition smoothly between standing and ground positions, and maintain control in various scenarios.

It’s one of the oldest sports in the world and requires a combination of strength, agility, technique, and mental toughness. Wrestling is not only a competitive sport but also an excellent foundation for other combat disciplines like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and MMA. At The Gentle Art, our dedicated wrestling program helps you master the techniques and strategies needed to excel in this ancient sport.

Benefits of Training Wrestling for Jiu-Jitsu:

  1. Improved Takedowns: Wrestling teaches effective takedown techniques that enable Jiu-Jitsu practitioners to bring their opponents to the ground with confidence, setting them up for their ground game.
  2. Enhanced Defense: Learning wrestling techniques helps Jiu-Jitsu practitioners develop better takedown defense and pin escapes, providing more escape options from inferior positions.
  3. Increased Physical Conditioning: Wrestling involves intense training, which improves cardiovascular endurance, strength, and agility. These physical attributes are valuable for success in both wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu competitions.
  4. Versatility and Adaptability: By combining wrestling with Jiu-Jitsu, practitioners become more versatile fighters, capable of adjusting their approach based on the situation – whether it’s engaging in standing grappling or transitioning seamlessly to the ground. This adaptability provides a significant advantage in various martial arts scenarios.