Mark Tripp Findlay Ohio Sambo/Judo/No-gi for MMA Seminar 8/1 + 8/2

Mark Tripp, Judo 6th degree black belt, will be teaching a rough-and-tumble approach to Judo/Gi grappling and grappling for MMA or submission wrestling on a two day seminar!

Coach Tripp has a long history of coaching Midwest athletes for competition in Judo, Sambo, no-gi, and MMA competitions, and wants to share some of his Russian-style Judo and Gene Lebell-style submission wrestling.

(Gi grappling/Judo)

Russian Judo concepts and gripping methods
The big four Judo throws: Seoi Nage, Osoto Gari, Tai Otoshi, and Uchi Mata – applied in any gi grappling format.
Choking: Offense and Defense
Armlocking: Offense and Defense
Defense: Counterthrowing and escapes


-The Judo take on the double leg (Morote Gari)
-Arm Drag/Slap and Catch
-Punishing Gene Lebell arm, neck, body, and leg holds
-And more!

Findlay YMCA East Branch
1400 Manor Hill Rd
Findlay, OH 45840

Saturday, July 31st (Gi grappling and Judo) 10:00 – 3:00 ; will break for lunch
Sunday, August 1st (No-gi) 1:00 – 4:00

One day: $45
Both: $65

Coach Tripp recognizes that a lot of people are hurting for money in the current economy. If you are laid off or unemployed, but still love grappling, you may attend this seminar for FREE. If you cannot make the full price due to hardship, pay what you can. (Of course, extra donations to cover those who cannot pay are appreciated.)

Session 7-5-09

Three of us to begin with…

2 rds shadow boxing
2 rds sparring savate
We then set up the pads in a corner of the room and did some drills
working on keeping our opponent cornered and also working on covering
and escaping from the corner. We worked on how to deal with swarmers
who do their best to overwhelm.

Our new guy showed up later and we took him through some basic stance
work, how to throw the straight lead and basic footwork. We did some
live drills and pad work after ward to illustrate why we do things the
way we do.

We then threw on our jackets for sambo…
We started with three short rounds of grip/offbalancing work  and then
went into the odbiv or grapevine throw we worked last week. I wanted
to repeat it while it was still fresh and while we were wearing

We then took the new guy through some basic throws…back trip, old
mans shoulder throw and sambo single leg.

It is always great to have new people since it gives us an excuse to
go over the basics again.

MMA – SAMBO – JUDO Weekend Clinic Findlay OH July 31-Aug 1

Come and learn from Mark Tripp and other Instructors

Start time: Friday, July 31, 2009 at 7:00pm

End time: Saturday, August 1, 2009 at 5:00pm

I will add more details as I learn of them. Should be a good time. I always enjoy training with Coach Tripp.

Recreational Violence Weekend V

Well we are just a little more than a week away from the fith annual Recreational Violence that we sponsor. Should be a good one this year. Check the RVWeekend website for details.

Session 6-28-09

Three of us today…

Today we did nothing but work on grappling technique. My shoulder is
still a bit iffy so I took it easy yet again.

Just for a change the first half of our session today was spent on
Ott’s wrestling. Alot of this we had already been doing with the sambo
training…just small variations and grip differences but grappling is
grappling for the most part. Sort of nice to work on this after a long
long layoff and to realize that in a way we had still been working on

Working sambo we went without jackets and focused on two throws from a
standing grapevine position or in Russian odbiv. one a simple back
fall and the other a nice rolling throw that ends in a kneebar. We
also worked a counter to this position. We also worked on a few leg
hook take downs.