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Gracie Barra Tampa gets gold at the Sambo World Cup

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Aesopian, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. Aesopian

    Aesopian Brown Belt

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    Originally posted here: Gold at the Sambo World Cup

    Justin Higgins, a blue belt at Gracie Barra Tampa, was selected for the US Sombo team in September. The tournament took place in Nice, France on the November 27, 2005. He took first place in his division to earn the title of +96K 2005 world champion. He won all matches by submission (leglocks), with his quickest match lasting 20 seconds and the longest only 2 minutes. The US team tied with Canada for third place overall. Iran took first and France took second.
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  2. Shadowdean

    Shadowdean Fear the Menanite!!!

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    Dope...mozel-tov to him.
     
  3. Jimmy Cerra

    Jimmy Cerra Amateur Fighter

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    That's surprising. I would think the Russians would be top dawgs at every Sambo competition...
     
  4. Aesopian

    Aesopian Brown Belt

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    I'm still surprised a Iranian team even exists, let alone won the world title.
     
  5. FiveByFive

    FiveByFive White Belt

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    Yes this really surprised me too. I thought that we were really into wrestling. I didn't even know Sombo existed in Iran.
     
  6. fozzit

    fozzit Guapo Mestiso

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    Iran got's hella good judo too
     
  7. Gsoares2***

    Gsoares2*** Banned Banned

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    congrats to Justin.. the guy is the man in judo as well.
     
  8. Sherdog_Mutt

    Sherdog_Mutt Purple Belt

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    Wow... Congratulations. Does he have a background in Sambo?
     
  9. Masakatsu Funaki #1

    Masakatsu Funaki #1 Black Belt

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    Just out of curiosity, how would one even go about getting scouted by the US Sambo Team? I would love to try and a spot on the team....in a few years.. :p

    But seriously, I want to try out for the team one day. Anyone have any information on this?
     
  10. paulchu

    paulchu Guest

    where was fedor?
     
  11. tinker_190

    tinker_190 Brown Belt

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    Is he only a blue belt? I would figure to win any sort of international title, you would have to have been training since you were dick high to a caterpillar.
     
  12. Aesopian

    Aesopian Brown Belt

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    He has previous training in judo and sambo.
     
  13. HelioBoy

    HelioBoy White Belt

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    Did this school move from Hitmaster? I'm thinking of going to a few classes. Does he charge for daily classes?
     
  14. Aesopian

    Aesopian Brown Belt

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    The school in Hitmaster is closed. The Clearwater school is still open though.
     
  15. Gsoares2***

    Gsoares2*** Banned Banned

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    we are trying to set up so we can still train at the hitmaster school. The guy who owns the strength and conditioning school there bought all the mats and still has them there. We talked to him about paying a monthly amount to come use the mats. So we will probably be training there 3-4 days a week.. depends though, ill let you know if we get any further with this.
     
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    Oktavius** Brown Belt

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    BJJ Blue pwnes the sambo world. Nuff Said.
     
  17. Gsoares2***

    Gsoares2*** Banned Banned

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    yeah but thats because he hasnt been doing bjj that long..

    His father was his first Judo instructor so he has been doing judo since being a kid.
    He also did sambo for a long time.. The combination of being a black in sambo and judo im sure had something to do with it.

    Nice guy, real good take downs.
     

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