Championship Sambo: Submission Holds and Groundfighting

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Turtle Press, 2006 - Sambo wrestling - 157 pages
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Sambo is a rugged Russian style of wrestling that emphasises practical effective submission holds. In this book, Steve Scott teaches you the fundamental holds, breakdowns, arm locks and leg locks of the sport of sambo. Core Groundfighting Principles: For those new to grappling and groundfighting, "Championship Sambo" starts off with a look at common positions and core groundfighting principles. Breakdowns: Techniques for breaking down an opponent from a stable to an unstable position so you can apply a hold or submission technique. Holds: The most practical holds for controlling an opponent and setting up an arm lock or leg lock to finish him off. Arm Submissions: 22 armlocks that should form the core of your sport fighting arsenal. Leg Submissions: 10 core ankle and knee locks that have a high rate of success in finishing a match. "Championship Sambo" focuses on building fundamental skills around which you can develop the variations that work best for you. Whether you compete in sambo, judo or mixed martial arts, Steve Scott's emphasis on technical precision and solid fundamentals will help you refine and perfect your groundfighting game.

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Steve Scott holds advanced black belt ranks in Shingitai Jujitsu and Kodokan Judo, starting his career in 1965. He is also a member of the United States Sombo Association's Hall of Fame. Steve has personally coached and developed athletes who have competed in the Olympic Games for judo, as well as the World Championships in the sports of judo, sombo and submission grappling. Steve has personally coached over 300 individual athletes who have won over 300 national championships in judo, sombo, sport jujitsu, freestyle judo and submission grappling. He served as the U.S. Team Coach for the World Sombo Championships, World (Under 21) Judo Championships, Pan American Games for sombo, Pan American Judo Championships and numerous other international events. He was active as an athlete, competing in judo and sombo and winning two U.S. National Championships in sombo. Steve has authored numerous books, many of which have been published by Turtle Press. Steve's web sites are and

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