Ukkopaini… something for everyone.
I started teaching Ukkopaini at Helsinki Martial Arts Center (HMAC). It’s a hybrid of all grappling arts, all techniques and styles are welcome. We do stuff from Jiu-Jitsu, Catch Wrestling, Greco Roman, NHB you name it. There is no set curriculum. Like Bruce Lee said,
“Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own”.
There is no heavy sparring as most of our practicioners are total beginners, none of them competing. The training is mostly for ground fighting with self defense hanging in the background. Eventhou the name Ukko might sound like it’s only for men it is for anyone, women and men alike.
As for the name, check out Ukko on Wikipedia: