What’s it about?
Sambo is Russian martial art that was developed in early 1920’s by the Russian Red Army to improve hand-to-hand combat ability. Sambo is a mixture of the martial arts of Judo, Jiu-jitsu, Kiokushin Karate, Greco-Roman Wrestling and Freestyle wrestling.
The pioneers of sambo were Viktor Spiridonov and Vasili Oshchepkov. Oshchepkov died in prison as a result of the Great Purge after being accused of being a Japanese spy. Oshchepkov spent several years living in Japan and training in judo under its founder Jigoro Kano.
Anatoly Kharlampiev, a student of Vasili Oshchepkov, is also considered a founder of sambo. In 1938, it was recognized as an official sport by the USSR All-Union Sports Committe
The main aim of sambo game is to be always on top, or to submit your opponent straight after a take down. Sambo sport is famous with colourful throws and high speed of leg lock and arm lock submissions.
Sambo involves lots of acrobatic exercises for improving breakfalls, standing game and ground game.
The kids session involves acrobatics and games.
Who is the instructor?
Ruslan Neiland is a 1st degree black belt sambo player fighting at an international level. He represents the British Sambo Federation in the Dorset area to bring more competitors to represent Great Britain at international competitions like the British Open, Europe, World or British Masters, Europe Masters and World Masters.
He not only competes in sambo but also in judo, BJJ, and freestyle wrestling.
His rank in other Marshall Arts: Fist degree black belt in traditional jiu-jitsu, Purple belt in BJJ, Green belt in Judo.
He offers 1 to 1 private session or small group classes for Adults and still trains in Sambo, Judo and BJJ.