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Saturday, February 19, 2011

BALABAN v. RAHIMOV: A SAMBO MATCH THAT ENDS IN SECONDS.


After college I moved out on my own to a quiet suburb that somehow, unbeknownst to me, was completely Russian. Not that there was anything wrong with that, it just made ordering pizza and buying toilet paper mildly difficult since everything was written in Cyrillic. After two years I came away knowing how to say "Nyet" (no), and "Ostrovia" (cheers) every time I took a shot.

Thankfully, I, along with the majority of viewers to this site, speak the international language of grappling.

3 comments:

  1. they have an ippon rule in sambo or something?

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  2. I'm not the most well versed in the rules of Sambo but I believe it was scored as a full throw (ippon). Check this out, http://www.sambo.com/sambo-rules.html it might clarify some things. Thanks!

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  3. well actually
    the first throw, being made clear
    is compareable to the ippon
    if the enemy can not conter the movement
    you win right away
    -->thought this one wasn't that nice

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