- Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a sophisticated martial art combat system focusing on submission grappling practiced wearing Gi or No-Gi. (shorthand: BJJ)
- Gi, traditional uniform worn by martial arts practitioners such as Karate or Judo. BJJ Gis are made most similarly to Judo Gis. They are different in that they are less baggy, or more streamlined. A Gi consists of a jacket, pants, and belt which is tied around the jacket.
- Grappling, fighting genre which includes subset styles such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Luta-Livre, Judo, Greco-Roman Wrestling, Free-style Wrestling, Folk Wrestling, Sambo, as well as other hand-to-hand, non-striking, non-weapons fighting styles.
- No-Gi, submission grappling style where practitioners wear rashguard shirts / t-shirts, shorts, and a belt rank band / patch. Luta-Livre is the definition for "No-gi" in Brazil. Unlike Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (w/Gi), No-gi fighters are not allowed to grab onto their opponent's clothing. (synonyms: No-Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Luta-Livre)
- Luta-Livre, Brazil's original non-jacketed equivalent of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu founded in the 1940s. Luta-Livre's origins are British Catch Wrestling, Judo, and Freestyle Wrestling. Luta-Livre is a short term for Luta-Livre Esportiva. (synonyms: No-gi, No-gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.)
- MMA, mixed martial arts. The overwhelming majority of professional MMA fighters are experts in at least one of the following arts: submission grappling, wrestling, kickboxing, and boxing. Most MMA superstars are experts in 2 or more.
- SLL, shorthand for Saigon Luta-Livre Grappling. SLL Grappling is now headquartered in Rocklin, CA. We have three affiliated clubs in HCMC, Vietnam.
- Submission Grappling, subset of Grappling representing grappling where concession holds are made on one's sparring partner or opponent. Submission grappling subsets include Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Luta-Livre, Judo, Sambo, etc.. Elements of other pure grappling styles such as Folk Wrestling may be incorporated into the Submission Grappling. (synonym: Submission Wrestling)
- Tap, when a practitioner gives up and they literally tap their opponent's body to stop the fight. (synonyms: tap out, surrender, give up)
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