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Tuesday, December 6, 2011

IF SAMBO AND JIU JITSU HAD A CONVERSATION, IT WOULD GO SOMETHING LIKE THIS.


I think education is power. I think that being able to communicate with people is power. One of my main goals on this planet is to encourage people to empower themselves.  - Oprah

That's right.  That's some powerful stuff from Oprah Mother F$%king Winfrey.  It's a bit of a stretch to use it here, but I'm going with it because it makes us seem sensitive.

I think Oprah would agree that accepting and communicating with others who are different from us is important.  But, this is DSTRYR/SG and we're not talking about making friends with the Indian exchange student in your 9th grade class.  This isn't an after school special, grapplers. We're talking about understanding and appreciating other grappling arts.   Take Sambo, for example.  Sure, there are some obvious differences between Sambo and BJJ.  The first thing that comes to mind is their the lack of pant wearing.  But, it goes much deeper than that, and joking aside, it's pretty cool to get to know what Sambo is all about.

The bros at Phuket Top Team have stoked us out again with another great video.  This time they feature a conversation, along with some demos, between Silviu Vulc (Sambo coach) and Silvio Braga (BJJ coach). 

6 comments:

  1. that was a very one sided conversation

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  2. very interesting - from the explanation sambo seems to fit in better with MMA than ju jitsu, im curious as to why more mma camps dont use sambo instead of jiu jitsu?

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  3. I think because finding a legit Sambo instructor in NA is so friggin hard

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  4. And, to make matters even more complicated, there are different styles of Sambo. Sounds like the guy in the video is talking about "Combat Sambo".

    I feel lucky to have a freestyle Sambo coach that is able to blend it seamlessly with jits. But the above guy is right, its a lot like how BJJ was in the 90's, as my coach is only 1 of 2 in my entire state (at least formally registered).

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  5. Sambo is most complete grappling system. It has great ground game and all the best wrestling takedowns and judo throws. It's surprising that is not more popular then BJJ.

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  6. honestly, there isn't any grappling arts that are better than other grappling arts. only fighters are better than other fighter, even then sometimes we all have bad and/or off days...

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