j-flights wrote:where in the bay can you study sambo? all im worried about is the price.. im BROKE
ThirdCoastCombat wrote:man id love to train sambo someday. if it was me, id check out the judo school's credentials and if its a good school go for it. from what ive seen of sambo it seems like more grappling than striking
Zeus wrote:ThirdCoastCombat wrote:man id love to train sambo someday. if it was me, id check out the judo school's credentials and if its a good school go for it. from what ive seen of sambo it seems like more grappling than striking
Yeah it basically is. I train mostly just the leg lock systems of Sambo but I also train some of the stand up. We actually have a stand-up chain that goes from Sambo to Wing Chun to Muay Thai and then to BJJ. Sambo is a VERY good asset to anyones game. Especially for grappling. Like my teacher always says, our BJJ is how we'll always beat beginners, but Sambo is how we'll beat the experts. BJJ guys just aren't preparted for the far more advanced leg locks of Sambo.
My advice is to try very hard to get into Sambo. It's a complete martial art and therefore makes for a great base.
red_donn wrote:The system I am currently most interested in studying is Combat Sambo, and I've found a couple of schools for it in the Bay Area. However, I got to school in San Luis Obispo, where no training in Sambo is available. At the moment it looks like my two options are Judo (of currently unknown quality) or kickboxing (good quality). There is submission wrestling and a Gracie Barra school in the area, however they offer their classes on Tues/Thurs during the evening, right in the middle of my school classes.
I utterly refuse to attend a McDojo, but understand that there may be some inherent risk in going to a Judo school of unknown quality even if I look into their background and training. Currently I am working can work on boxing with a friend of mine and am in excellent shape - working out an average of 2 hours a day 7 days a week. I was wondering if anyone here had any suggestions of which school I should more likely attend. Judo seems to make the most sense to me both to build a grappling base and because it is generally considered easier to learn striking, but would love input especially from those with Sambo experience.
Basically the question is - solid kickboxing vs unknown Judo as a base for MMA/Combat Sambo? I'll notice if it's an obvious McDojo, but if it takes a couple of months to find out I might be screwed out of my money.