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Krav Maga Academy San Diego is an affiliate of the Combat Submission Wrestling Association, created by MMA, grappling, and martial arts legend, Erik Paulson. Combat Submission Wrestling is a mix of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Catch Wrestling (Catch as Catch Can), Judo, Japanese Shooto, and Freestyle Wrestling.

At Krav Maga Academy San Diego we offer both regular Combat Submission Wrestling Classes as well as No Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. The Combat Submission Wrestling Classes  will mix both standing takedowns as well as ground submission techniques. Our No Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes focus on traditional Jiu Jitsu methodologies to achieve a submission.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for Self Defense

Grappling training is the ideal addition to your Krav Maga training in San Diego. Grappling contains two primary elements: 1. Standing clinch and takes downs (Tachiwaza). 2. And ground position and submission techniques (Newaza). When training for self defense a solid base in grappling will allow you to determine where the fight will take place, this base of training will allow you to both take down and defend takedowns.

These classes are a great deal of fun and students are able to engage in sparring (rolling), where you will be able to test your technical ability against a fully resisting opponent with little to no risk of injury. This is one of the best ways to engage in force-on-force training while minimizing the chances of injury. In short, this is a safe way to test your mettle against an opponent.

As you progress through our grappling program you will be able to achieve rank in No Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Black Belt No Gi World Champion Steve Gable (2nd degree black belt). You will also be eligible for rank promotion in the Combat Submission Wrestling program. These classes are some of our most popular because they are fun, applicable, and relate directly to real world self defense. Additionally if you are interested in competition grappling our grappling team routinely competes in local, national, and international competitions with great success.

Our BJJ and Combat Submission Wrestling Coaches

Steve Gable

2nd Degree Black Belt, Gracie Barra, Black Belt No Gi World Champion, MMA veteran of Strike Force and Elite XC.

Alex Trafton

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt, Certified Coach in Combat Submission Wrestling under Erik Paulson, Gracie Jiu Jitsu Law Enforcement Instructor.


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