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Steve Scott holds advanced black belt ranks in Shingitai Jujitsu and Kodokan Judo, starting his career in 1965. He is also a member of the United States Sombo Association's Hall of Fame. Steve has personally coached and developed athletes who have competed in the Olympic Games for judo, as well as the World Championships in the sports of judo, sombo and submission grappling. Steve has personally coached over 300 individual athletes who have won over 300 national championships in judo, sombo, sport jujitsu, freestyle judo and submission grappling. He served as the U.S. Team Coach for the World Sombo Championships, World (Under 21) Judo Championships, Pan American Games for sombo, Pan American Judo Championships and numerous other international events. He was active as an athlete, competing in judo and sombo and winning two U.S. National Championships in sombo. Steve has authored numerous books, many of which have been published by YMAA Publications and Turtle Press. Steve has a popular YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/welcomematstevescott. Steve's web site is www.WelcomeMatJudoClub.com. Steve also has a Facebook training group at www.facebook.com/SteveScottTrainingGroup.
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A fast and powerful style that excels in throwing and ground fighting
Sambo is considered one of the most effective, technically diverse, and dynamic modern sport fighting styles ever devised. Developed in the Soviet Union and based on Kodokan Judo and wrestling, sambo emphasizes utility over aesthetics. The end result is a fast paced and powerful system that excels in both throwing and ground fighting.
This book offers a serious, technical look at the Russian martial sport that has changed the way the martial arts world looks at grappling. Our emphasis will be a systematic approach, presenting skills based on their function and utility in actual sport fighting.
Sambo places emphasis on fast-paced, powerful and functional throwing techniques, and equally fast-paced, powerful and functional ground fighting techniques. Using fundamentally sound skills performed by a motivated and well-conditioned athlete, who has molded what he knows to work for him with a high ratio of success, is hard to beat.
- The essentials of sambo
- Throwing techniques
- Leg, ankle, and hip locks
- Holds and breakdowns
- Over 1200 instructional photographs
“The skills presented in this book have all passed the tests of time and competition. Everything presented has been used successfully at all levels of competitive sambo.”
The Judo Advantage explores the dynamics of how and why the human body works most efficiently for throwing, submission, and pinning techniques. Although judo provides the basis for the author’s analysis, his insights also relate to other grappling sports such as Russian sambo, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and Olympic and collegiate wrestling.
- Gain a competitive edge using the principles of human biomechanics.
- Master the ability to control your opponent’s movements.
- Improve fluency for seamless transition between techniques.
- Generate incredible power and speed.
This book features:
- In-depth analysis of stances, balance breaking, throws, takedowns, transitions, ground fighting, trapping, footwork, combinations, gripping, posting, linear and angular movement, torque, generating power, evading, generating force, changing directions, and stability
- Over 200 action photos
- Drills and winning insight for coaches and athletes of grappling arts
Steve Scott merges traditional martial wisdom with modern kinesiology, the study of human anatomy and movement. This new biomechanical perspective helps competitors develop every facet of their grappling skill, giving them a clear advantage in controlling opponents.
The legs are powerful tools that a grappler in any combat sport can and should use to their advantage.
The purpose of The Triangle Hold Encyclopedia is to explore and analyze what makes a successful leg-based triangle hold, along with the numerous applications and variations that make triangle holds the most effective submission techniques in any fighting sport.
The Triangle Hold Encyclopedia presents a comprehensive analysis of triangle submission holds and the numerous applications, variations, set ups, and positions from which they are applied. Included throughout are technical tips, and discussions of how to systematically teach and study triangle holds so they become an effective part of your fighting and grappling arsenal.
- Triangle holds starting from the bottom guard position
- Triangle holds starting from in front of an opponent
- Triangle holds starting from a top or back ride position
- Triangle holds starting from a holding or pinning position
- Prevention, defense, and escapes for triangle holds
A central characteristic of this book is that the skills presented can be used in a variety of fighting and grappling sports.
As important as the power of the legs may be, knowing how to use that power is even more important — and that’s what this book is about.