With an increased awareness of competitive combat sports, gyms/dojos have an increased number of members, young and old joining. These are also sports which result in multiple orthopedic injuries. One of the fastest immerging combat sports in the US is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or BJJ. Today, BJJ is one of the fastest growing sports among youth and adults looking to get in shape and learn self-defense. BJJ is a grappling sport that is entails take downs and a ground game that results in multiple submissions by joint manipulation (head to toe) or submission by chokes. With the growth of this sport comes an increasingly complex athlete with a complex presentation that ends up walking into physician offices and clinics. Understanding the basics of the sport not only builds confidence in the athlete but also allows clinicians to develop treatment protocols that allows the athlete to return to sport fully prepared and ready to return to this highly demanding sport.
1. Compare the difference between the variety of combat athletes – striking vs. grappling.
2. Review the terminology associated with grappling sport and the positions and techniques associated with them.
3. Describe the various submission positions and the common injuries associated with each position.
4. Recognize what limitations to expect of the common grappler.
5. Discuss some common weaknesses in grapplers that lead to injury.
6. Recall some exercises to help reduce the risk of injury and improve performance.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions regarding courses, subscriptions or Continuing Education Approval.
Disclosure: No relevant information to disclose
Course Access: 1 year for on demand. For subscription customers – access as long as you have the subscription account.
Course is available in your account, no download required. Course can be stopped and resumed.
Content disclosure: This course does not focus on any product or service.
Materials / prerequisite needed: No prerequisite or materials needed.
Refund/cancellation policies: All online course purchases are final, no refunds will be given. Contact us if any problems, questions.
Overview of Combat Sport, terms, organizations – 8 min
Case Study – 5 min
Injuries in Combat from warm-up, training or combat – 30 min
Assessments – 10 min
Injury prevention – 11 min
Continuing Education regulations may change. Please verify requirements with your licensure board for license renewal.
Athletic Trainers: WebExercises is an approved provider for the BOC, provider P10199. This course is approved in all states for Athletic Trainers. WebExercises is approved in Florida and Arizona and attendance will be filed with CE Broker.
Physical Therapy Approval for this course:
Doctor of Chiropractic course approval:
(see approval information below) *The licensed Doctor of Chiropractic shall be responsible for verifying the board requirements for license renewal.
Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.
WebExercises is recognized by the PACE program of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards. PACE approved providers are accepted by the following Chiropractic State Boards: Alaska, Connecticut, DC, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming.
CCE accredited Chiropractic College:
WebExercises is sponsored by a CCE accredited Chiropractic College, Cleveland University-Kansas City. This course meets the appropriate standards for continuing education and qualifies for 1 CEUs (hour) in the following states:
Colorado, Delaware, Illinois, Michigan.
Course abides by regulatory guidelines of your board for continuing education. Please review your board guidelines before taking a course for CE credit to make sure the course is germane to your profession and fulfills requirements.
Arkansas, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin.