Stand-Up Grappling

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One of the two foundational arts that inspired Krav Maga, wrestling is the oldest form of fighting. It is a centerpiece in nearly every single warrior culture throughout history. From Greco-Roman wrestling to sumo wrestling, almost every culture has its own take on this martial art.

In self-defense, there are two rules: stay conscious and stay upright. Being able to grapple while standing is the most crucial element of remaining upright. With our standup grappling, we drive home the combat fundamentals of pressure, posture, and position.

Unlike most sport-focused grappling classes, in Krav Maga, we also look at the possibility of accessing our weapons and/or using unconventional striking with our wrestling to diminish our opponent’s will and ability to continue the assault.