’Car Jitsu’ Gains Popularity With Jiu-Jitsu Tournaments Inside Cars

‘Car Jitsu’, a niche style of submission wrestling that takes place within a midsize sedan, is making its way to the US.

‘Car Jitsu’ was created in Russia by Vik Mikheev, whose YouTube channel has dozens of videos of matches with nearly 2 million total views. Mikheev is an MMA fighter, a black belt in judo and BJJ, and holds a Ph.D. in Math. He envisions ‘Car Jitsu’ as a way to develop jiu-jitsu for smaller spaces. 

“In 2020, I came up with the idea of doing competitive grappling in vehicles.” Mikheev notes, “Since 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.“

Check out Car Jitsu on their Facebook page.

You can also subscribe to Vik Mikheev’s YouTube Channel.


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