Car-Jitsu Is The Next Evolution Of Combat Sports… For Some Reason

If you’re one of those people that has been screaming at the top of their lungs that run-of-the-mill jiu-jitsu was old hat, please, allow me to introduce you to the weird, wild world of Car-Jitsu.

Don’t overthink it. It’s exactly what it sounds like.

According to Grappling Insider, Car-Jitsu has seen a surge in popularity in — no surprise here — Russia.

While I can’t make out what the commentator is saying in either Russian or another eastern European language, I think I can get the gist of Car-Jitsu.

Two dudes enter one car and wail on each other until one of them submits or launches the other out of the car.

Car-Jitsu Offers New Dangers And New Opportunities

It seems to me that switching the field of play from padded mats — which I’m sure those who practice Car-Jitsu would tell you are for pansies — adds some new dangers.

You could roll in your ankle by getting a foot stuck in a cupholder, or, perish the thought, you could take a shifter knob where the sun doesn’t shine.

However, fighting in a car offers some opportunities. Take, for instance, the ever-popular reverse seatbelt.

“The reverse seatbelt is highly effective,” Vikentiy Mikheev, a Car-Jitsu event organizer said. “It’s very convenient, even more than the jacket lapels which are usually used. This one, even if you block it, can be pulled for a long time. Also, it’s good because you know where it is located.”

Some have praised Car-Jitsu as an innovative way to apply Jiu-Jitsu in real-world situations. Y’know, like maybe you get attacked in your, need to settle a quick score, or are just bored.

Car-Jitsu isn’t the only octagon alternative out there. Phone booth fighting is also making waves.

Once again, that comes to us from Russia.

It’s a madhouse over there.

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Written by Matt Reigle

Matt is a University of Central Florida graduate and a long-suffering Philadelphia Flyers fan living in Orlando, Florida. He can usually be heard playing guitar, shoe-horning obscure quotes from The Simpsons into conversations, or giving dissertations to captive audiences on why Iron Maiden is the greatest band of all time.

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