Chinese wrestling, known as shuai jiao bears a resemblance to Mongolian wrestling and Sambo, with sweeps and throws being the primary attacks. China is the undisputed oldest civilization in the area, so it’s not hard to imagine that primordial shuai jiao techniques floated across the plains to Mongolia or across the straits to Japan and morphed into different forms of wrestling over time like judo and jujitsu.
Shuai Jiao primarily based on the mastery of five basic techniques:
Shuai Jiao—standing grappling and throwing techniques, similar to Judo
Kuai Jiao—shoot techniques
Da Shuai—open-hand techniques to throw, sweep or take an opponent down
Na Shuai—joint manipulation to throw, sweep or take an opponent down
Dian Shuai—pressure point manipulation to throw, sweep or take an opponent down