Sambo is one of the most effective, technically diverse and dynamic fighting sports ever devised. While no single volume can present all the techniques and skills of the Russian sport of sambo, Sambo Encyclopedia: The Throws, Holds And Submission Techniques of Russia's Fighting Sport is the largest and most comprehensive sambo book available in the English language. Over the course of 332 pages and with more than 1,200 color photos, the comprehensive Sambo Encyclopedia features hundreds of throws, holds, armlocks and leglocks. Author Steve Scott also presents a systematic approach to how the sport of sambo is taught and practiced as well as historical insight on how this fascinating combat sport from Russia came about and developed into an international sport. Whether you are a sambo enthusiast or wish to learn more about sambo to enhance your skills in any other combat sport, this book will prove to be a useful and reliable source of information for years to come.
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STEVE SCOTT has personally coached four World Sambo Champions and several other world-class medal winners and members of world and international teams. He is considered a pioneer in sambo in the United States and is a member of the U.S. Sombo Association Hall of Fame.Review:
Russian sambo is a unique sport and martial art known for its combat effectiveness and adaptability. "Sambo Encyclopedia: The Throws, Holds and Submission Techniques of Russia's Fighting Sport" is the first English language book that addresses the whole of sambo. I applaud Steve Scott's efforts in advancing the rich tradition of Russian Sambo. --Igor Kurinnoy, 3-Time World Sambo Champion
Th ere are only a handful of people who have been continually present and influential in the sport of sambo since it first arrived on our shores. Among them is Steve Scott. He has continually trained top athletes, published texts and hosted tournaments. "Sambo Encyclopedia: The Throws, Holds and Submission Techniques of Russia's Fighting Sport," his new compendium is a much awaited text. Few and far between are comprehensive English language books on the diversity of techniques that comprise sambo. This book will surely become required reading for new and old members of the sambo community. --Steve Koepfer, President, American Sambo Association
I've known Steve Scott for several decades and he has always been a fan of sambo and judo. He is a man who is talented in many skills and a great teacher and writer. I am proud to say that I support any effort that Steve puts forth to promote sambo. This book, "Sambo Encyclopedia: The Throws, Holds and Submission Techniques of Russia's Fighting Sport," comes from a very qualified and competent individual and I throw my full support behind it. --Joe Neely, U.S. World Team Coach
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