The Sambo Encyclopedia: Comprehensive Throws, Holds, and Submission Techniques
by Steve ScottSambo is considered one of the most effective, technically diverse, and dynamic modern sport fighting styles ever devised. Developed in the Soviet Union and based on Kodokan Judo and wrestling, sambo emphasizes utility over aesthetics. The end result is a fast paced and powerful system that excels in both throwing and ground fighting.
A fast and powerful style that excels in throwing and ground fighting
Sambo is considered one of the most effective, technically diverse, and dynamic modern sport fighting styles ever devised. Developed in the Soviet Union and based on Kodokan Judo and wrestling, sambo emphasizes utility over aesthetics. The end result is a fast paced and powerful system that excels in both throwing and ground fighting.
This book offers a serious, technical look at the Russian martial sport that has changed the way the martial arts world looks at grappling. Our emphasis will be a systematic approach, presenting skills based on their function and utility in actual sport fighting.
Sambo places emphasis on fast-paced, powerful and functional throwing techniques, and equally fast-paced, powerful and functional ground fighting techniques. Using fundamentally sound skills performed by a motivated and well-conditioned athlete, who has molded what he knows to work for him with a high ratio of success, is hard to beat.
- The essentials of sambo
- Throwing techniques
- Leg, ankle, and hip locks
- Holds and breakdowns
- Over 1200 instructional photographs
“The skills presented in this book have all passed the tests of time and competition. Everything presented has been used successfully at all levels of competitive sambo.”
“I applaud Steve Scott’s efforts in advancing the rich tradition of Russian Sambo.”
—Igor Kurinsky, 3-time world sambo champion
“Will surely become required reading for members of the sambo community.”
—Steve Koepfer, president, American Sambo Association
“A great book. A real legacy.”
—Leonid Polyakov, executive secretary U.S.A. Sambo
“I throw my full support behind this book.”
— Joe Neely, U.S. World Team Coach
“The first English language book that covers all aspects of sambo. This is an important book.”
—Gregg Humphreys, secretary general American Sambo Association
“If you want to know what sambo is, this is the book to read.”
—Jan Trussell, World and Pan American Games sambo champion
“Steve has taken me to the highest levels of competition in less than ten years.”
—Derrick Darling, Masters World, Pan American, and Nationals sambo games medalist
“Learn how to take your game to the next level.”
—John Saylor, director, Shingtai Jujitsu Association