Grappling can be trained for self defense, sport, and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition. Grappling refers to techniques, maneuvers, and counters applied to an opponent in order to gain a physical advantage, such as improving relative position, escaping, submitting, or injury to the opponent. Grappling is a general term that covers techniques used in many disciplines, styles and martial arts that are practiced both as combat sports and for self-defense. Grappling does not typically include striking or most commonly the use of weapons.
There are many different regional styles of grappling around the world that are practiced within a limited geographic area or country. Other grappling styles like Shoot wrestling, Catch wrestling, FILA Grappling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Judo, luta livre esportiva, Sambo and several types of wrestling including Freestyle, Greco-Roman have gained global popularity. Judo, Freestyle Wrestling, and Greco-Roman Wrestling are Olympic Sports while Brazilian Jiu-jitsu and Sambo have their own World Championship Competitions. Other known grappling-oriented systems are luta luta livre esportiva, shuai jiao, malla-yuddha, aikido, hapkido, and catch wrestling.
Grappling With The Piranha
By Dennis Davis
Grappling With The Piranha is nearly an hour and half of grappling techniques and strategies used in MMA by Dennis “The Piranha” Davis. Dennis focuses on some of his favorite techniques and positions. The series topics are broken down in a way that provides enough detail to help you develop a full understanding before moving on to the next. Techniques range from submissions from the crucifix position and the mount position, butterfly sweeps, defense and more
The Set-UpFREE Episode 1 – Dennis demonstrates how to set-up your opponent for a takedown, gaining side-control, positioning and transferring into a crucifix position.
Crucifix Submissions Pt 1$3.99 Episode 2 is packed with submission techniques from a crucifix position. Techniques taught in this episode include the Americana, Kimora, Arm Bar, and the Arm Crush.
Crucifix Submissions 2$3.99 Episode 3 continues with more submission techniques from a crucifix position. Techniques in this episode include the Guillotine, Triangle and the Head and Arm Choke.
Defense$3.99 Episode 4 teaches defense against the crucifix position, defense against a Head and Arm Choke and defense against the defense.
Butterfly Sweeps$3.99 [slider]Episode 5 Dennis demonstrates how to be more effective by sitting-up and using the sweep to gain side control, to stand up, and to take your opponents back.
Butterfly Defense$3.99 Episode 6 shows the defense to a butterfly guard. Dennis teaches a variety of techniques to pass the guard and gain control of your opponent.
The Clinch$3.99 Episode 7 starts off by teaching you how to use the Clinch in MMA. Dennis then teaches you how to transfer from a clinch to a snap down position.
Snap Down Options$3.99 Episode 8 teaches 4 different possible techniques from the snap down position including techniques on taking your opponents back and flattening them out.
The Mount$3.99 Episode 9 teaches 3 variations to get the mount position, how to set up strikes from the mount, two different submissions from the mount, and two different escapes from the mount.
• FCFF – Featherweight Champion 2002
• 4 time sport fight light weight world champion 2004-2006
• CFC Light Weight Champion 2005
• American Grappling games super fight champion 2007
“The Piranha” Dennis Davis is a Professional fighter with over 25 MMA fights, Dennis brings his experience inside the cage to members and pros. He began training in martial arts 16 years ago. Davis made the move from Roseburg, OR to Portland 10 years ago to pursue better training under the guidance of Robert Follis, Randy Couture, Matt Lindland, and Dan Henderson at Team Quest’s inception.
At Team Quest; one of the world’s top MMA gyms, Davis began his Professional fight career. In his fight career thus far, Davis has fought over 25 times against the likes of Clay Guida, and Nate Diaz among other top contenders in the sport.
In 2007 Davis moved to Las Vegas at the request of Randy Couture to instruct and coach at the newly opened Xtreme Couture.