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Is Wrestling Influencing BJJ?

Wrestling’s Influence on Jiu Jitsu

Wrestling and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu have a long history of influence on each other. While wrestling has been around for centuries, it wasn’t until the early 20th century when Japanese Judo practitioners began to incorporate grappling techniques from wrestling into their martial art that we saw the development of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Today, wrestlers and jiu jitsu practitioners continue to learn from each other and explore how they can use techniques from both disciplines to improve their skills in the ring or on the mats. Wrestling is still seen as an important part of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and its influence continues to shape the grappling art. Especially as elite competition platforms, like ADCC, favor the hybrid ruleset of wrestling and Jiu Jitsu.

How Wrestling can Help Improve Your Jiu Jitsu Skills

Jiu Jitsu is an art that requires a combination of strength, technique, and strategy to be successful. While Jiu Jitsu is an incredibly effective martial art, it can be improved through the addition of wrestling techniques, especially when it comes to takedowns and achieving/maintaining top position.

Wrestling techniques can cross over to improve your Jiu Jitsu skills, giving you the edge you need to take your game to the next level. Grappling techniques from wrestlers can help improve your transitions and submissions by teaching you how to use your body weight and leverage to gain the upper hand. With the right training and dedication, incorporating wrestling into your Jiu Jitsu practice can help you become a more well-rounded martial artist.

Benefits of Combining Wrestling & Jiu Jitsu for Self Defense & Fitness

Combining wrestling and Jiu Jitsu can be an effective way to improve your self-defense skills and fitness levels as well. These two martial arts have been used for centuries to develop strength, agility, and speed. And now you can use them together to create a powerful grappling style that is both effective and fun.

Wrestling workouts are incredibly intense and provide a great workout for the whole body. Grappling martial arts like Jiu Jitsu teaches us how to use our bodies in the most efficient way possible to defend ourselves against attackers. Combining these two together will give you an unbeatable workout that will help you stay fit, build muscle, and become a better grappler.

Try to focus on specific areas of improvement for your game. For many, this is the takedown aspect of Jiu Jitsu. Remember, every match starts standing, so it's important to train and develop a few solid techniques that can get the match to the ground, with on top in a dominant position. Wrestling techniques and theories are great and are constantly seen incorporated by the highest-level Jiu Jitsu competitors. Discovering ways to incorporate these wrestling moves in conjunction with your current Jiu Jitsu game will not only elevate your game, but it is also a lot of fun to explore and develop.

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