Sambo Encyclopedia: Comprehensive Throws, Holds, and Submission Techniques for All Grappling Styles (Hardcover)

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Sambo Encyclopedia: Comprehensive Throws, Holds, and Submission Techniques for All Grappling Styles (Hardcover)

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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.


Contents include



  • The essentials of sambo
  • Throwing techniques
  • Leg, ankle, and hip locks
  • Armlocks
  • 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."


--Steve Scott


Product Details ISBN: 9781594399008
ISBN-10: 159439900X
Publisher: YMAA Publication Center
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Pages: 328
Language: English