Is it possible t be a good grappler withut actual grappling training? If someone had a great instinct, and naturally knew how to physically react to an attack, counter and escape just based on his assessment of the situation at hand. For example, he would instinctively defend underhooks because that would allow the opponent to wrap him up. Or ducking or sprawling instinctively from takedown attempts? The reason I am asking is the closest Ive come to grappling is seing it on tv and online. I have trained in striking and conditining all my life, but recently I decided to expand my range and I got hooked on MMA. I want to learn to be a good grappler, wrestler and jiu-jitsu player, but until I can get some actual experience. But what I have been doing is meditating on it. I have visualized every grappling scenario I have ever seen. In my mind, I have gone through a million moves and feel that my instincts and mental feel are very sharp. I am loking for a place to train grappling s I will find out soon enough. My question is this: how god can one graple based spolely on instinct and feel?