Session 1-18-09

Temp in the LOD hovering in the mid 20’s F on Sunday. Only Matt and I were foolish enough to train.

We started the session with testing out some plastic shovels I found to use as trainers for the e-tool. Only payed a dollar each and was pretty happy to find them. They had a good amount of flex…but that all changed once they were out in sub freezing temps for a few minutes…they shattered against a fencing mask and against each other. Looks like I will have to wait until spring to use these.
Next up sambo…any excuse to throw on another jacket.
2 rds off balance grip work
3 rds sambo
1 rd ground work only
We then worked on the following leg locks:
achilles crush
ankle lock
heel hook
inverted heel hook
paper cutter
We then worked on Sonnon’s saddle theory more and applied some of these locks from this position.
We ended the session with some work reviewing use of the Khesurian combat rings..a little history and technique.
Then on Monday  Tim Anderson from Maryland was in the area so he stopped by for 3 1/2 hrs of private instruction on Muay Thai and sambo…I threw a good amount of pugilism in as well. Same wonderfully warm temps as on Sunday.
Does not look like we will be getting much of a break this weekend on the temps either so I am not sure if we will even train.

Rules for Irish Collar & Elbow wrestling


Dufur Rules per “The Magnificent Scufflers”:
1. Opening box stance(Shown as left hand at collar, right at elbow.
Falls inline with traditional backhold grips but am not sure if the left
to the collar was mandatory. in other celtic styles I believe the grip
was chosen by some type of coin toss of the equiv…anyhow if anyone
has an opinion…share it:-))

2. Ref is to only be considered the senior judge. Each contestant will
supply a matt judge of their own. These matt judges will speak
officially for the wrestler and will vote on rest periods and time outs.
Follwing a fall the Ref can call a time out from five to ten
minutes…otherwise the match was continuous depending on the number of
falls the contestants were wrestling for.

3. To gain a fall the wrestler must be pinned on four or three
points(Four points is the earlier method) for five seconds. Rolling
falls do not count. Matches commonly were fought for three falls

4. Contestants must be in bare or stockinged feet, or wearing slippers
made of felt or soft leather.(I imagine modern wrestling or sambo shoes
would fit the bill as well)

5. Contestants should wear tight fitting jackets with strongly sewn
seams(Gouren roched are perfect for this but I imagine a judo top could
be altered for competition)

6. Use of grease or any other kind of lubricant to slicken the skin is

7. Fouls..Kicking, biting, butting and scratching, strangle holds, use
of the hand to bar breathing or obstruct vision. Fouling can result in
the loss of a fall or the entire bout.



C&E rules As per The Science of Wrestling 1930:

Collar and Elbow Rules 

Contestants must wear shirt, short jacket with a strong collar, sleeves well sewed in. 

Contestants shall grasp each other’s collar with right hand, opposite left ear. 

Contestants must not change position of hands on collars until a fall is scored. 

Changing the grip on collar or moving the hand is a foul and loses a fall. 

Two shoulders and one hip or two hips and one shoulder must touch the floor at the same time to constitute a fall. 

Kicking is a foul. 

Butting is a foul. 

Contestants shall not be allowed to rest during bout unless special circumstances arise, when agreement by seconds of both men is necessary to make the pause rulable. Rubber-soled shoes, or shoes of some other light material should be worn.

For more discussion on this old style of grappling please visit the C&E list on yahoo.

Mark Tripp Sambo Seminar Feb 14th Findlay Ohio

We will be having another SAMBO Clinic in Findlay, Ohio with MARK TRIPP.
The Clinic will be FEBRUARY 14t, 2009 from 1PM to 4PM

Please mark your Calendar! You dont want to miss this CLINIC

For more information contact:
Mark Hunter
Ameri-Kan Judo

Hour One: (Gi top or Kurtka) Set ups, grip fighting, “Russian Judo” and Sambo Throws

Hour Two: Throwing to position, armlocks & leglocks, ground defense and offense.

Hour Three: Russian Judo and Sambo in MMA

I went to the last clinic held there with Mr Tripp….it was a great time with some great people and instruction. Call or write to make sure but If I am thinking correctly the price for this seminar is a measley $25. you cannot get a better deal than that.

Session 1-4-09

A balmy 35 in our training area.

3 of us today…we stuck with grappling today.

1 rds circling footwork drill

2 rds off balance grip work

2 rds freestyle sambo

We then went over a number of leglocks, heelhooks, straight achilles, bicep achilles, foot stretch, toeholds, kneebars..we worked on the mechanics and positioning for these and some defense as well. We also worked a few of these in a drill.

Irish stick disarms