1. Freestyle Wrestling- The benefit of Freestyle Wrestling to someone wishing to be the perfect grappler cannot be overlooked. The ability to control an opponent, changing levels, shooting for a takedown, and sprawling will be absolute must-have skills for both attacking and defending. You will learn to put your opponent on his back.
|Stuff like this.|
|Something really bad is about to happen.|
|"That's okay, man! I didn't need that shoulder!"|
|Nothing good will come of what is about to happen.|
|And here, children, is a Triangle.|
|I'd say that looks like a throw.|
8. Japanese Jujitsu- There are a large number of Japanese Jujitsu styles, but in general, they rely on joint locks and throws to defeat opponents. There are a large number of wrist and arm locks, but there are other locks as well. A large benefit of Japanese Jujitsu will be in its experience with armed opponents and countering striking. Although a lot of Japanese Jujitsu was built to counter Karate-style striking or sweeping strikes, I feel that with "live" training, JJJ could be adapted to deal with strikes from boxing and Muay Thai. The other benefit is that it possesses a good deal of small-joint manipulation and pain-compliance techniques, which are useful for real-world application.
|"All right, I said Uncle!"|
|Smiling old man that can probably kill you.|
That's not scary at all...
|Not the face!|
This list is not an exhaustive representation of grappling styles, but just my opinion of a combination that would produce someone that would not have to learn how to strike in order to compete in mixed competitions or defend himself in the real world. I would love to see someone who committed himself to the practice of all these arts, because I would love to see what he would become!
That's all for today. Until next time, good luck and train hard!