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Tag Archives: Russian grappling

Classic Black Belt Article From 1967: Russia Prepares to Export Sambo (Part 3)

Monday, March 25th, 2013

In the conclusion of this story, the author discusses the rules of sambo competition, as well as the unique uniform practitioners wear and how it facilitates the use of certain techniques in matches.
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Classic Black Belt Article From 1967: Russia Prepares to Export Sambo (Part 1)

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Written by Black Belt’s Japan correspondent, this article was one of the first to introduce the Russian grappling art to Americans. Learn about its origins—and find out what happened when a team of Russian sambo stylists battled a bunch of Japanese judoka!
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