No Gi Brazilian Jui-Jitsu

or Submission wrestling


Ronin Academy is the only place in North QLD that specialises in No-Gi BJJ


BJJ No-Gi (also known as submission fighting, submission grappling, sport grappling) or Combat wrestling (in Japan), is a formula of competition and a general term for martial arts and combat sports that focus on clinch and ground fighting with the aim of obtaining a submission using holds. The term “No gi” usually refers only to the form of competition and training that does not use a “jacket”, “gi,” or “combat kimono,” often worn with belts that establish rank by colour.

Instead of the gi we wear shorts, skin-sticky clothing such as Rash guards, tights (spats), and other mixed short clothes so they do not rip off. This also adds to the effectiveness of our techniques in a real world or self-defence scenario. We also train using submission techniques normally banned in other arts or competitions such as heel hooks, toe holds and other leg submissions.

Some of the many styles that are incorporated into Ronin Academy’s BJJ No Gi are as follows;

  • Catch Wrestling: Also called “Catch-As-Catch-Can”, the style of grappling (without the gi) originating in Northern England has experienced a resurgence during recent years.
  • Judo: A Japanese martial art focusing on high impact throws, pins, joint-locks, and chokes. It is also an Olympic sport, and is practiced with the gi but has been adapted to submission wrestling purposes.
  • Ju Jitsu: An ancient art of Japanese wrestling/grappling that places a heavy emphasis on joint-locks, chokes and throws. Uses a gi traditionally but training without one is not uncommon.
  • Pankration: Originating from ancient Greece, it combines elements tha today are found mainly in the punches of boxing (pygmachia) and in the kicking of many martial arts (laktisma) with moves from the also Greece-originating wrestling (pale) and joint locks, thus creating a broad fighting sport similar to today’s mixed martial arts.
  • Sambo: The Russian style of grappling that typically uses a jacket, but without gi pants.Sambo utilizes leglocks, but most styles do not permit chokes.
  • 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu: An American hybrid of no-gi Brazilian Jiu-jitsu founded by Eddie Bravo, influences from American folk wrestling and Jean Jacques Machado’s (a grappler with several missing digits) style of BJJ.
  • Combat Submission Wrestling (CSW): A modern form of wrestling (and MMA System) without the gi that borrows elements and techniques from catch wrestling, freestyle wrestling, Greco-Roman wrestling, shoot wrestling, judo, and Sambo. This style also has a system of striking. Developed by Erik Paulson.
  • Shootfighting: A Japanese martial art consisting of Muay Thai and Catch Wrestling.

If this appeals to you, come check it out, you won’t be disappointed.

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