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Sambo Techniques

Below is an example of the types of holds you will learn while studying Sambo at Dominion Martial Arts. You can download this pdf as a reference tool as well.

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Sport & Combat Sambo

Sambo is an extremely efficient and deadly form of self defense.  It is a combination of combative wrestling and grappling.  People that practice Sambo do it for the sole purpose of  incapacitating their opponent as quickly as possible, while ensuring that they fully protect themselves at all times.  Many of the techniques that are taught in Sambo have been copied from some of the countries that Russia has had wars with in the past.  As a a result, many people consider it a true mixed martial art.

Some of the early practitioners of Sambo were Victor Spiridonov and Vasili Oschepkov, who thought it would be a good idea to integrate both jujitsu and judo into this hand to hand combat system.  Sambo is considered an excellent style to attempt to pickup if you are worried about your safety, and do not have too much time to devote to your training.  Some of the strikes that are instructed in Sambo, are very easy to learn, but can take an opponent down quickly, even if the opponent does happen to be much larger than you are.  This is one of the reasons that so many women are now learning Sambo.  In fact, some children that feel like they are bullied at school have taken up the sport to be better able to protect themselves.

Want to learn more about Sambo and some of the techniques you can learn? Check out the video below.