Video: Jiu-Jitsu Sparring Match

The first rule of fight club is that you don’t talk about fight club, but you can talk about Grappling Club all you want.

The Grappling Club meets in the gym on the third floor of Meadors Hall from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The club teaches the art of Jiu-Jitsu. Members of the club said there a variety of reason to practice the martial art. According to Dustin Davis, co-leader of the Grappling Club, it provides a physical and mental workout and teaches you how to defend yourself from attackers.

The club was formed about three years ago and is open to all students. There are no dues but you have to buy some basic equipment. You need a mouthguard, gym clothes and, for men, an athletic cup. You also have to sign a waiver of liability to participate but nobody has been seriously injured yet.

If the Grappling Club interests you, contact them at [email protected].

Want to see what a Jiu-Jitsu match looks like? Here’s a video of two club members sparring:

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