Professor Brian Ruscio of Grappling Mastery hosted a Submission Wrestling Seminar focusing on Leglocks to Benefit Team Jay on Saturday, June 25th.
The seminar lasted over 3 hours and we raised almost $1000 for Team Jay!
Professor Brian Ruscio is currently undefeated in BJJ competition with and without the Gi. His last major competition was the NAGA Pan-American Expert Division Championship. He finished his finals match by way of Toehold from Deep Half Guard vs. Wanderlei Camilo of Brazilian Top Team, who is also a leglock expert and MMA Fighter. Brian Ruscio loves the leglock game and has many unique setups and finishes that you’ll want to know as leglocks become ever more popular in the world of Grappling.
Team Jay: Jay is a 9 year old boy from Mount Dora, Florida who has battling leukemia since January 17, 2014. During that time he has had to overcome multiple setbacks beyond the expected challenges of chemotherapy. His treatments are ongoing still today, over 2 years later. All donations will go directly to Jay Ryon, Jr. and his parents. His parents stay with Jay each time he s in the hospital and drive form Lake County to Orlando multiple times each week when Jay is home. Please support him as he fights leukemia!
We will be combining the proceeds with our Jim Alers MMA Seminar both to benefit Team Jay!
Marcelo Garcia doesn’t do seminars anymore, only private lessons. However, American Top Team Founder, Ricardo Liborio was able to get him to do one more seminar this last Sunday, May 1st, 2016. There were over 100 participants, over 40 of which were BJJ Black Belts. The techniques covered were classic Marcelo Garcia and some great strategies were shared. Liborio plans on bringing in big Jiu Jitsu and MMA names to the Orlando area once per month. You can bet on us being at the next one. Never Stop Improving!
Submission Wrestling, 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. Grappling Mastery’s curriculum includes many of these otherwise “illegal” techniques, making it a great style for self defense as well. Like BJJ, Submission Wrestling 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 Wrestling. Athletes are usually categorized by years of experience and classified as Novice, Beginner, Intermediate, Advance, or Expert.
Undefeated in No Gi Submission Grappling competitions, Coach Brian Ruscio is the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) Pan-American Expert Champion.
The Indian Deathlock is a Catch Wrestling Submission that can be set up from man positions. Here, Professor Brian Ruscio demonstrates a setup for this painful submission from a Reverse Half Guard position gained from passing the De La Riva Guard. Also in this video is a way to switch from Reverse Half Guard to the Mount Position.
Jeff Glover is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt with wins over 7-time World BJJ Black Belt Champion, Caio Terra and a submission win over 6-time BJJ Black Belt World Champion, Robson Moura at the 2011 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship. Jeff Glover is known for his unique and often humorous grappling style and personality. Jeff performed a seminar in Orlando, Florida and Professor Brian Ruscio had the opportunity to attend.
The seminar began with Jeff Glover introducing himself in an expectedly humorous way. He had two major things to point out before he began showing some great techniques and strategies.
The techniques taught were based on the Deep Half Guard, the Guillotine Choke, and the Triangle Choke.
Deep Half Guard:
We will be reviewing the techniques demonstrated over the next couple weeks here at Grappling Mastery: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA.
Brian Ruscio of Grappling Mastery demonstrates how to hit fast double leg takedowns by setting them up with a simple snap down. This takedown setup is great for BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu), No-Gi, Submission Wrestling, and Freestyle Wrestling.
BJJ Professor/Wrestling Coach Brian Ruscio teaches out of Grappling Mastery in Lake County, Florida. Grappling Mastery is located minutes from Mount Dora, Eustis, Tavares, Leesburg, and Apopka. To learn more awesome takedowns and other techniques, Subscribe to our Youtube Channel or join the Grappling Community by subscribing to our Grappling News Feed. Grappling Mastery is the Best BJJ Academy in Central Florida for Self Defense and MMA!! We invite you to try it out for 30 Days Free and meet the team!!