Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by loui_ludwig, Jul 28, 2005.
For those of you who have taken both, if you were to decide one, Russian Sambo or BJJ and why?
Did you mean BJJ or Rusian Sambo?
BJJ works better for grappling, and add in about 3 months to learn ground striking which is the only benifit to doing Sambo and you can beat Sambo strikers.
It depends on what you want to do.
Do you want to be able to throw people and put them in some good leglocks? Or do you want to be really good on the ground?
Go to a trail class at both clubs if you can and decide which you preffer.
Ground striking? Sambo Strikers?
I think you're talking about Combat Sambo, which is completely different.
Indeed I am talking about Combat Sambo, can you please explain the difference?
Normal Sambo is basically the russian version of Judo, with slightly different rules such as: leg locks are allowed, but chokes are not. There are also a couple of minor differences.
Judo guys enter Sambo competitions and vice versa.
Combat Sambo incorporates striking and focuses more on MMA style fighting. It was created for the russian military.
If you already have a wrestling background (or Judo), BJJ would probably be better. Unless the bjj school is in the minority, takedown training there is weak. If takedowns aren't a strong criteria for you, do whichever one has the best training partners.
Sambo incorporates throws and groundwork, most BJJ schools are mainly ground work focused. If you want to focus on ground work then go with BJJ, if you want an all rounder that does takedowns, subs and self defense stuff in one class sambo is the way to go. However remember the saying, "jack of all trades, master of none"... even Fedor goes to Holland to improve his striking twice a year.
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