We've watched a LOT of instructional videos on various fighting techniques, but this is the one we've been waiting for. A common thread with many fighting videos is the unnatural stances and movements; they obviously take YEARS of training to achieve the precise, cat-like movements involved - that's great if you have years to train. For the rest of us, there's Street Sambo (Pronounced "Sah-m bow"). This is the original form from which are derived the hard hitting, no BS, fight to win attitude of Army Rangers and Russian Special Forces.
A bit of history: during the Russian/Japanese fighting, the Russians weren't doing too well... so they sent their best instructors out to learn the best fighting techniques that other countries had to offer, and then bring it home for combat training. The result is the legendary styles of combat fighting used by the Rangers and Russian Spetznaz.
The beauty is that it is meant for realistic street and combat grappling. How many times have you heard it said that a street fighter can stomp a black belt? That may or may not be always true, but with Street Sambo it's not an issue... It was designed from the ground up for the soldier, concerned family man, cop or Guard.
This 3-video set is for the person or team who is realistically training to WIN! The principals contained teach you how to commit yourself totally and as violently as the situation requires, and again, to WIN! Dr. Brett Jacques (don't let the "Dr." part fool you, he has HUGE muscles) walks you through these instructions step by step. This is NOT one of those videos where the instructor simply shows you how good HE looks doing stuff you couldn't possibly use in real life without years of training. You military guys will get a spark of recognition from key words like "Framing", and "Ground Drills". The language is sometimes harsh, but realistic as it pertains to the mean streets or battlefield. You also get a fantastic look at Spetznaz techniques you've seen and admired. It's all part of the simple package of Sambo.
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