Grappling classes in Toronto

There are many types of Grappling Martial arts we teach in our Toronto Gym. Find out what kinds there are and how they are integrated in our gym.

Grappling classes in toronto

These classes have it all. They are GREAT for self-defence, fitness, and competition. We teach you how to control an opponent and use their strength against them. You’ll learn sweeps, submissions, escapes…everything you would need to raise your confidence walking home, or make sure your hand is raised in competition. Like our striking program, the vast majority of our students train simply to get in great shape and have fun while doing so. Our competitive team has had HUGE success across North America taking medals at every event we enter!

These classes are fun, safe, and a fantastic workout. 


What is Grappling?

Nogi Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, as well as elements of Wrestling, Judo and Sambo are all taught as part of the Grappling Program here at 6IX MMA.

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BJJ (Brizilian Jiu Jitsu)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art and combat sport system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend themselves or another against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport tournaments and in self-defense .



Sambo is a martial art, a combat sport, and a self-defense system developed in the Soviet Union. The word “sambo” is a Russian acronym for “Self-Defense without Weapons” (SAMoborona Bez Oruzhiya). Sambo integrates the techniques of Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, boxing and wrestling. Such a combination of different martial arts into one system yielded a very effective and practical system. Sambo practitioners often take part in cross-discipline competitions.



Judo (meaning "gentle way") was created as a physical, mental and moral pedagogy in Japan, in 1882, by Jigoro Kano. It is generally categorized as a modern martial art which later evolved into a combat and Olympic sport. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke.



Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds. The sport can either be theatrical for entertainment (see professional wrestling), or genuinely competitive. A wrestling bout is a physical competition, between two competitors or sparring partners, who attempt to gain and maintain a superior position. There are a wide range of styles with varying rules with both traditional historic and modern styles.