This book makes up for the lack of literature on this fascinating combat art of wrestling Sambo of the former Soviet Union, which is gaining increasing popularity particularily between no holds barred fighters and self protection experts in general. This book is suitable for all people, starting from beginners, enthusiasts, and finishing with experienced athletes, also it is a strong guide for martial arts trainers, grappling and wrestling coaches and no holds barred fighters.
Recommendations and 89 actions, including 44 throws, takings down, sweeps, 23 submission techniques, 11 holdings down in ground work, 11 over turnings, presented in the book, equips people with adequate skills, qualifying them to be much mentally, physically, emotionally stronger and confident in real combat street situations and even for participation in important tournaments and competitions.
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About the Author
Gintas Bukauskas, from Kaunas, Lithuania, Master in Combat Self Defense, Lithuania's national martial art, 6th Dan in Kickboxing and Karate, a vastly experienced athlete and sportsman who has competed at international level in swimming, modern pentathlon, fencing and professional fighting. Ranked as one of the top 10 swimmers in Lithuania in 1983, he was a member of the USSR national Olympic swimming squad before returning to martial arts.
As a professional no holds barred fighter, he ranked in the top 10 fighters in Lithuania in 1991 and was the first person to win the prestigious heavy weight title in Combat Self Defence, after it was once again legal to train in martial arts and compete in organised championship he became one of the vice presidents of the Combat Self Defence Federation . In 1992 he led Lithuania's national team in the Professional International Tournament of Combat Self Defence, facing European and World Champions from around the world.
Having secured the title and that of European champion in 1994 he retired from professional fighting and began focussing his attention on teaching and improving the style of Combat Self Defence, incorporating knowledge and experience in both adults and children's competitions. He also instructedthe army's special forces, bodyguards of government and police personnel in the use of un-armed combat. His goal is to instruct in real self-protection for self-defence in real combat street situations.
From 1984 to 1990 he studied at the State Lithuanian Institute of Physical Culture and Sport, covering a diverse range of disciplines including anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, biomechanics, sports metrology, psychology, philosophy and sports medicine. Sporting disciplines included Sambo Wrestling, boxing, body building, fencing, swimming and weight lifting to name but a few. In 1990 the State Exams Board awarded him a Diploma of Excellence and the qualification of teacher and coach of Physical Culture.