If you thought you have seen everything, there is a new promotion in Russia that locks two people inside a car and lets them grapple. The concept was created by Russia’s Vik Mikheev who kickstarted the promotion back in 2020.
Speaking to Jiu-Jitsu times, he said that he has been hosting tournaments since October 2020.
“In 2020, I came up with the idea of doing competitive grappling in vehicles. October of 2020, I and my friends run small tournaments of Car Jitsu to study the aspects of jiu-jitsu application in such a confined space,” he said.
He has also uploaded the match videos from Car Jitsu on his YouTube Channel ‘Vik Mikheev’ and as per the channel, below are the rules for the matches.
“All submissions are legal. 3 min (or till submission) on driver’s seat and front passenger’s seat, then switch and 3 min more (or till submission). If the score by submission is equal, competitors move to the back seats for 4 min round. If no submissions happen on the back, the competitor with more pts wins. Points are counted for guard pass (3 pts), mount (4 pts), back mount (4 pts), and knee on belly (2 pts) positions. And yes, competitors can use seat belts,”
The videos on the YouTube channel are slowly gaining popularity as well. What do you think of the new concept? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section of the article below.