Knowing how to wrestle is very important for overall combat as it will increase proficiency of general self-defence, Many Old School Okinawan Masters have said that the Tegumi of their younger days help a great deal with the Karate Justu.

The Okinawans just like most cultures have developed wrestling “The result was a rough and tumble bout where the winner was decided by submission, through joint locks, strangles or pinning”.


“Today, Tegumi has a strict set of rules and is still practiced widely”. Though the art still exists today, it is a shadow of its former self, where two opponents wrap their hands around each other’s belt and attempt to trip each other.

With the art of Tegumi now lost, all we need do is look at other grappling arts and blend them together to seek the same things Tegumi player would have done in the first place.

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