CarJitsu: Jujitsu But In A Car Is A Real Sport People Compete In

These are several videos from America’s first Official CarJitsu Championship, in which two combatants grapple jujitsu style, but inside a vehicle, utilizing the seat belts and anything else available to them to get their opponent to tap out. Opponents start buckled in, and when the bell sounds immediately remove their belts and start going at it. Some more info about the sport while I fondly remember the first time my brother tried to smash my head with a car armrest.

The game started in Russia but has since made its way to the United States in the form of championships.

Vik Mikheev, who holds a PhD in mathematics and black belts in both Brazilian jiu-jitsu and judo, created the sport in 2020 with his friends.

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

But are competitions always held in the same model car? Because I’d utilize entirely different strategies in a Mini versus a Suburban. Also, I know you can use the seatbelts to choke your opponent, but are you really allowed to use EVERYTHING in the car? Because this wouldn’t be the first time I’ve stabbed somebody with the metal prongs from a headrest.