4 definitions by Jeff Goven, the Grapplin' Chaplain

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UFC Welterweight Champion. The only man ever to defeat Royce Gracie in the Octagon.
Mr. Eeman: Royce, it's okay. I know, I know, you lost to Matt Hughes, but, did you really think you'd win?

Royce: Yes.

Mr. Eeman: But your stand-up skills suck. Matt's way stronger than you, and he can also grapple.

Royce: If there were no rounds and no time limits, I would have won!

Mr. Eeman: Sure you would..I know, I know...you're still the best man!
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The sport of French Kick Boxing (Le Boxe Francaise) is often called "Savate" as this is the art from which the sport developed.

I do not insist that the sport be called "Le Boxe Francaise" rather than "Savate", but "Le Boxe Francaise" is really just kickboxing, whereas true Savate, or "Street Savate" includes grappling, knife fighting and cane fighting.
I teach GREAMA. Greco-Roman European American Martial Arts. Boxing and Wrestling are the best known, followed by Savate and Pankration (Pahn-krah-tea-own).

Some American styles are:
*Throw Wrestling (aka Stand-up Wrestling).
*Throw Fighting (aka Stand-up Fighting; above + kickboxing)
*Submission Wrestling (aka Catch Wrestling, Hook Wrestling)
*Submission Fighting (above + kickboxing)
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An American form of wrestling used as excercise, sport and self-defense. Also called Stand-Up Wrestling or Balance Wrestling. There are NO ground techniques in this style (although most masters are ALSO masters of Submission Wrestling).

Usually practiced outside on a nice, thick, green, cut and raked lawn.

OBJECT: Throw the other person to the ground with you not touching the ground at all except for your feet. Every time one person touches the ground with anything other than their feet, the other person gets a point. There are three rounds. Even if one person wins both of the first two rounds, there is still a third round for statistical purposes. Both sport and self-defense training require three round matches.
American Throw Wrestling is very similar to the Japanese Aikido except that most Aikido practicioners only do co-operative training rather than competitive sparring.

Throw wrestling is all about competition.

An Aikido master might THINK he can defend himself, but a Throw Wrestling master KNOWS he can!
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A combination of THROW WRESTLING and KICKBOXING. There are 3 untimed rounds. OBJECT: knock or throw your opponent down to the ground without you yourself touching the ground at all (except for your feet).
There are 3 rounds, even if one person wins the first 2 rounds; this is for statistical reasons. When you knock down or throw down your opponent, you get 1 point. Whoever gets 2 or 3 points wins. There is NO ground fighting in THROW FIGHTING.
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