Hey guys. A lot of people are always asking the main difference between BJJ and Wrestling. Most of the time people will tell you that wrestlers have better takedowns and can dictate where the fight goes. And that BJJ has submissions and the ability to fight from all angles etc. While this is very true, I feel that wrestling has even more advantages then just takedowns. There is just something about wreslters. They just refuse to be on the bottom. Try putting a good wrestler on his back. Before you know it he will be back to his feet or on top of you!! Here is my analysis of benefits of wrestling: 1) Takedowns 2) Takedown defense 3) Refusal to be on the bottom, very good at getting back up 4) WRESTLERS ARE GREAT IN THE INTERMEDIATE POSITIONS!! They are so good at scrambling to get on top. You know what im talking about, say two guys are scrambling and no one has established a grappling postion. THAT HAPPENS SO MUCH IN WRESTLING. Ive watched wrestling matches and there are so many scrambles because u cant just pull guard when ur on bottom. Theres always these intermediate positions when they are grappling fighting for position. Bjj does not cover this crucial area. 4.5) RIDING AND STAYING ON TOP. Wrestlers are phenomenal at staying on top once they are on top. U can try to sweep them but they will just keep comming and use holds to keep u on bottom. 5) Aggresiveness and Explosiveness 6) COnditioning I feel like so many MMA schools just teach BJJ and minimal wrestling. I think wrestling should be a staple of any mma academy and they should have live wrestling rolling The main two benefits of wrestling are TAKEDOWNS/TD DEFENSE, and SCRAMBLING/INTERMEDIATE POSITIONS. Needless to say, I have realized that if you combine BJJ and wrestling you will be an aswesome grappler. And Im not talking about bullshit wrestling classes at mma schools where all u learn is takedowns. Its so neccessary to learn the scrambling and intermediate positioning parts. It is harder to learn wrestling when ur 21 like me because it is mainly taught at high school level. But I will do whatever it takes. Ill go to a wrestling club at my school. I know that was the biggest verbal diarrhea ADD thread (Im sorry i just drank 3 cups of coffee). But please someone who knows about wrestling feel me on this one. Where do u learn all those scrambling moves. Any thoughts?