Primal Gym is a proud representative of Carlos Catania Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
What is Carlos Catania Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?
Simply put, Carlos Catania BJJ is NOT your typical sport based technique system. We focus heavily on forcing reactions and causing entanglements, by means of pain and pressure, and extensive technique drilling that seems to have lost its place in many Martial Arts academies’ priority lists. After all, “Drillers make Killers!”
This program is perfect for Self Defense and Fitness, but how devastating is it for Mixed Martial Arts?
It is as ideal as it gets! Why? Because unlike modern day sport Jiu-Jitsu, which typically favors just the ground aspect, this program covers all areas of Submission Grappling. We have infused a high dose of clinch work/tie ups, grip fighting, takedowns and throws from our Judo and Wrestling backgrounds, on top of exemplary ground control, and endless Submission attacks and Submission defense.
Nothing is based on an opponents or adversary’s incorrect reaction to a technique, but instead based solely upon the correct technical reactions to each transition or attack. We must ask ourselves, how would the very best practitioner in the world respond? What does this do?
It forces the student/athlete to memorize techniques 2 and 3 moves ahead, which accelerates the learning curve. The body can only respond so many ways to a takedown, submission attack, position or transition.
Therefore, if these correct reactions are taught in a chain pattern and memorized as such, the student is already reacting one or two moves ahead, and if a technical mistake does occur then things are far simpler than if you only drilled with hopes of an opponent or adversary’s a technical mistake.
We do NOT rely on Position before Submission, but instead Submission from any Position and Submissions throughout Transitions.
Carlos Catania BJJ is as Old School as it gets when it comes to reality fighting Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. We are a very takedown & throw heavy program, and do not rely at all on any guard pulling techniques whatsoever. It could perhaps be the closest thing to date that resembles what Mitsuyo Maeda originally passed on to Carlos Gracie Sr. in the beginning. Which was based upon Maeda’s ever-evolving fighting style, developed from over 2000 matches with utilizing techniques from Kano Jujitsu (Not named Judo until 1925 in Brazil) and Catch-as-Catch-Can Wrestling.
Finally, all submissions are taught to all skill levels under proper professor/coach/student discretion and stressing a quality student to coach ratio. A Submission is a Submission and Carlos Catania BJJ does not withhold specific techniques to students due to their current rank. There are NO illegal Submissions in this system. As our motto states: “The Gentle Art is Not Always So Gentle!”
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