Submission Only Grappling

NAGA Pan-American No Gi Expert Masters Champion, Brian Ruscio

Submission Only Grappling, also known as “No Gi” is most similar to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, but without the use of the Gi.  Athletes simply wear shorts and a rash guard (Under Armour).  Submission Wrestling uses joint locks, holds, and chokes, to overcome an opponent.  Some other differences are that many times rules are less strict on footlocks and other techniques such as neck cranks.  Grappling Mastery’s curriculum includes many of these otherwise “illegal” techniques, making it a great style for self defense as well.  Like BJJ, Submission Grappling  teaches balance, leverage, flexibility, and coordination.  It will teach you how to transition your body in a fight into effective positions and get out of potentially bad ones.  It is highly effective for self defense and was developed with bigger stronger opponents in mind and teaching you how to use leverage and technique to your advantage.  No Gi is usually more desirable for a potential MMA fighter to study since he/she will not be wearing a Gi in their fight in addition to the fact that some techniques that are illegal in BJJ are not illegal in MMA.  These techniques are taught in our No Gi Classes.

Because there is no Gi or Belt, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Ranks do not apply to Submission Grappling.  Athletes are usually categorized by years of experience and classified as Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advance, or Expert.

Professor Brian Ruscio is the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) Pan-American Expert Champion.



“I train here with my daughter. It’s perfect not just in learning self-defense, but it gets us moving. Brian was also very accommodating to my schedule, which usually prevents me from participating in group classes. Brian is awesome, even in

Margie Bou, Mother and Nurse Margie Bou Review of Grappling Mastery

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