The format of Dumog/Filipino grappling/wrestling covers numerous techniques including takedowns, sweeps, throws, trips, joint locks, bone-breaking, joint manipulation, chokes and strangles.
Dumog focuses on standing grappling although it does have various ground fighting techniques, but in the street the last place you want to be is on the concrete, where there can be a high chance of the threat of multiple attackers and weapons being used.
Unbalancing and destroying the opponent’s structure and balance is used to effect the takedowns and incorporate the striking and kicking elements of Panantukan and Pananjakman.
Joint locks/joint manipulation and limb destruction techniques are applied to the fingers, wrists, elbows, shoulders, neck, head, arms and legs. Joint locking is taught in a format of lock flow drills, where the individual applies a lock and flows with the energy of the training partner to apply various locks to whatever joint that may be available.
Chokes are used with the idea of restraining an assailant or using an individual as a shield in multiple opponent situations.