Thirty- six throws and seventy-two jointlocks? Naw, doesn't ring any bells here.
What there are, in Shuai Chiao, Chinese Wrestling, are supposed to be about three hundred and sixty-some throws, ina recent book by a Chinese martialartist, seventy-five of those are given as adapted to free finghting(Linag, Shou-Yu, Chinese Fast Wrestling For Fee Fighting.0
Judo has the forty throws, go kyo, plus shimmeisho no waza, newer throws, coming toabut fifty-seven, not counting a bunch more in kata like Koshiki No Kata, said to contain the entire throwing repertoire of Kito Ryu Jujitsu, and all done as if both participants are in heavy wooden armor.
There are supposed to be thirty-six Shaolin Death Points, points struck so as to cause fatality in one shot, and seventy two that cause other effects in martial use, there's that 108 again, but thirty six throws? Lots more than that everywhere, and seventy-two jointlocks? More than that, Chinese arts list about seven hundred, usually teaching as Jake mentions of Eagle Claw, around 108, that's a Buddhist thing I think.
So, I think, this statement must be discounted, as there are far more techniques than that in each category in almost every art that has them.
Interestingly enough, however, Aiki do and Chin Na both have seven fundamental techniques teaching the basic principles of their arts, but they are different techniques, not the same.
Stuff just isn't cut and dried as one might wish.
Also in Judo , there are five categoris or teachingds(kyo) of eight throws each, which each have a diferent principle, as hand techniques, leg throws, hip throws, and so on.
But when you count possible variations on each theme, they are far more than eight in each cateory.
So, I don't think there are common syllabi for the various grappling arts.
But I hope this helps.