Sambo

The Ultimate Guide to Starting Sambo and Combat Sambo

Sambo

The word "SAMBO" is an acronym for SAMozashchita Bez Oruzhiya, which literally translates as self-defense without weapons. Russian Sambo is a martial arts style and self-defense system that was formulated in the former Soviet Union during the early 1900's. In that sense, it does not have as long a history as some of the Asian styles. That said, Sambo, which is sometimes referred to as Sombo, has roots in several different martial arts types, drawing from many of the older styles. Sambo was meant to be a melding of all of the different martial arts styles available to come up with the most efficient one yet. Living in what amounts to a bridge between Europe and Asia, the Russian people were certainly introduced to a variety of martial arts styles via contact with the Japanese, Vikings, Tatars, Mongols, and more. The combination of what worked from these styles served as the building blocks to what is now referred to as Russian Sambo. Vasili Oshchepkov, the Karate and Judo trainer for Russia's elite Red Army, was one of the founders of Sambo. Like any trainer worth their salt, Oshchepkov wanted his men to be the most proficient of all in martial arts techniques. With a second degree black belt in judo from Jigoro Kano himself, making him one of the rare non-Japanese to hold such a distinction at the time, Oshchepkov felt that he could work to formulate a superior martial arts style by adding what worked from judo to what worked from the Russian native wrestling styles, karate, and more. Getting started in Sambo and Combat Sambo can be daunting. But training martial arts is one of the most beneficial things I've ever done, mentally and physically, but getting over the beginner's hump was where a chunk of those benefits come from. Thankfully the Internet now allows us to learn more easily from those who came before us. Here is what you will learn in Beginning Sambo: The Ultimate Guide What is Sambo? Where did Sambo originate? Who invented Sambo? Do the Russian Military use Sambo? What is the difference between Sambo and Combat Sambo? How does Sambo differ from Judo? How does Sambo differ from Brazilian Jiu-jitsu? What happens in the average Sambo class? Is Sambo right for Women? How often should I train Sambo, as a beginner? Is Sambo just a sport, or will it teach me self-defence? I'm really out of shape: Do I need to get fitter before starting Sambo? What are the belt ranks in Sambo? I'm getting frustrated with my lack of progress: how can I overcome this? Guide To Rolling/Sparring I get tired quickly when sparring: what can I do? I'm scared of sparring what should I do? How do I avoid injuries in Sambo and Combat Sambo? I'm worried about getting cauliflower ear: how do I avoid it? Beginner Sambo Techniques (With Videos) Would You Like To Know More? Download and begin your Sambo and Combat Sambo journey. Scroll to the top of the page and select the buy button.

The Armlock Encyclopedia

A Guide to Armlocks for Jujitsu, Judo, Sambo and Mixed Martial Arts

The Armlock Encyclopedia

In a follow-up to his popular "Championship Sambo: Submission Holds and Groundfighting", Steve Scott teaches you 85 essential armlocks for jujitsu, judo, sambo and mixed martial arts. The armlocks taught in this Encyclopedia apply to gi and no-gi combat sports, allowing you to use them in a wide variety of situations, including self-defence and street applications. Steve Scott makes it easy to learn the most effective and popular armlocks of modern grappling sports by organising them into four broad categories: the cross-body armlock, the bent armlock, the straight armlock and the armpit lock. In addition to teaching how to set-up and apply each of the locks, he shows you how to defend against common armlocks, fight from both the mount and guard, lever your opponent's arm free for an attack and vary your grip for maximum power. For those new to grappling, you will also learn the core skills of applying armlocks, controlling position, and training smart plus a glossary of grappling terms and a Rules of the Room guide to common sense rules on the mat.

Catch Wrestling

The Ultimate Guide to Beginning Catch Wrestling

Catch Wrestling

Catch wrestling (or Catch As Can Wrestling) is a bit of an umbrella term that captures several similar grappling arts. Generally speaking, current forms of catch wrestling are jacketless (no gi) arts that allow a wide range of submissions and also honor pins as a way to win a match. It is an extremely effective form of grappling and helped to establish an early form of Mixed Martial Arts. Much like Judo, catch wrestling got its start in the Middle Ages when armored knights would fight one another. The heavy metal armor presented real problems for the attacker, and one solution was to take the knight down and use the extra force of gravity to help defeat the prostrate man. They turned to wrestling traditions that existed in their respective cultures, which included a great deal of techniques for combat situations. Knights were full time soldiers who spent their lives developing and honing martial skills, and as a result the Middle Ages were something of a golden age of European martial arts, and to this day we still have combat manuals written by masters of the time. Getting started in Catch Wrestling can be daunting. But training martial arts is one of the most beneficial things I've ever done, mentally and physically, but getting over the beginner's hump was where a chunk of those benefits come from. Thankfully the Internet now allows us to learn more easily from those who came before us. Here is what you will learn in Beginning Catch Wrestling What is catch wrestling? Where did catch wrestling originate? Who invented Catch wresting? How did Catch wrestling change into professional wrestling? How does catch wrestling differ from Judo? How does catch wrestling differ from Brazilian Jiu-jitsu? How does catch wrestling differ from Russian Sambo? What happens in the average Catch Wrestling class? Is Catch Wrestling right for Women? How often should I train CW, as a beginner? Is CW just a sport, or will it teach me self-defence? I'm really out of shape: Do I need to get fitter before starting CW? What are the belt ranks in CW? I'm getting frustrated with my lack of progress: how can I overcome this? Guide To Rolling/Sparring I get tired quickly when sparring: what can I do? I'm scared of sparring what should I do? How do I avoid injuries in CW? I'm worried about getting cauliflower ear: how do I avoid it? Effective Catch Wrestling techniques (With Videos) Would You Like To Know More? Download and begin your Catch As Catch Can journey.

The Ultimate Guide to Preventing and Treating MMA Injuries

Featuring advice from UFC Hall of Famers Randy Couture, Ken Shamrock, Bas Rutten, Pat Miletich, Dan Severn and more!

The Ultimate Guide to Preventing and Treating MMA Injuries

MMA is one of the world's fastest growing sports. The Ultimate Guide to Preventing and Treating MMA Injuries offers professional and amateur fighters and fans alike the sound professional advice they need to prevent and treat injuries, find a good training camp and partners, train smarter — not harder — and choose the right equipment. Dr. Jonathan Gelber translates complicated medical topics into a guide full of practical, easy-to-follow information, complete with step-by-step photos and diagrams. From joint injuries to preventing infection, from muscle strains to the hot topic of head injuries and concussions, Dr. Gelber outlines all the need-to-know details. Featuring advice from more than 40 UFC Hall of Famers and champions, as well as many of MMA's top athletes and elite trainers, The Ultimate Guide to Preventing and Treating MMA Injuries is a must-have for anyone serious about today's fight game.

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English

Booklist Top of the List Reference Source The heir and successor to Eric Partridge's brilliant magnum opus, The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, this two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is the definitive record of post WWII slang. Containing over 60,000 entries, this new edition of the authoritative work on slang details the slang and unconventional English of the English-speaking world since 1945, and through the first decade of the new millennium, with the same thorough, intense, and lively scholarship that characterized Partridge's own work. Unique, exciting and, at times, hilariously shocking, key features include: unprecedented coverage of World English, with equal prominence given to American and British English slang, and entries included from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, South Africa, Ireland, and the Caribbean emphasis on post-World War II slang and unconventional English published sources given for each entry, often including an early or significant example of the term’s use in print. hundreds of thousands of citations from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, and songs illustrating usage of the headwords dating information for each headword in the tradition of Partridge, commentary on the term’s origins and meaning New to this edition: A new preface noting slang trends of the last five years Over 1,000 new entries from the US, UK and Australia New terms from the language of social networking Many entries now revised to include new dating, new citations from written sources and new glosses The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning – it’s rude, it’s delightful, and it’s a prize for anyone with a love of language. In addition to this hard back two volume set, The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English will also be the first slang dictionary available on-line, giving readers unprecedented access to the rich world of slang. For details, including hardback plus on-line bundle offers, please visit www.partridgeslangonline.com

Reader's Guide to American History

Reader's Guide to American History

There are so many books on so many aspects of the history of the United States, offering such a wide variety of interpretations, that students, teachers, scholars, and librarians often need help and advice on how to find what they want. The Reader's Guide to American History is designed to meet that need by adopting a new and constructive approach to the appreciation of this rich historiography. Each of the 600 entries on topics in political, social and economic history describes and evaluates some 6 to 12 books on the topic, providing guidance to the reader on everything from broad surveys and interpretive works to specialized monographs. The entries are devoted to events and individuals, as well as broader themes, and are written by a team of well over 200 contributors, all scholars of American history.

The Juji Gatame Encyclopedia

Comprehensive Applications of the Cross-Body Armlock for All Grappling Styles

The Juji Gatame Encyclopedia

Juji gatame is the pinnacle of armlocks. It remains the most consistently used joint lock in many grappling sports including judo, sambo, jujitsu, submission grappling, BJJ, and MMA. Athletes and coaches around the world use and respect this game-ending armlock. This comprehensive manual organizes juji gatame into four primary application types allowing for logical and easy learning. Steve Scott carefully breaks down the basics, analyzes the structure, and offers hundreds of variations so you can successfully win with juji gatame, even under stress.

Buyer's Guide

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Buyer's Guide