Our Sambo Adventure

Before I get into the meat of the post I will give a quick rundown of our session last Wednesday…
Chris, Matt and I.
2 rounds shadow boxing
2 rounds 3 count cadence drill
2 rounds feed and follow footwork
1 round freestyle footwork
Once again we worked on mechanics for the straight rear…this time we added the Jab first and followed with a lead hook. Really keeping Dempsey’s shoulder whirl on the mind and making sure our form was a perfect as we could.

Next up Sambo…
Since we had the Sambo tournie coming up on Saturday we wanted to do a nice light sambo workout.
4 rounds offbalance grip work
2 rounds sport sambo
We then went over some of the basic throws we were looking to land.

Roll on Saturday…
Doors opened at 9:30 AM in Chillicothe OH about 4 hours SW of us. I gave Chris the wrong time and he missed riding with us…totally my screw up.

Lots and lots of competitor in sparring and grappling so many that at 4 PM sambo was still a distant thought. Prior commitments made us have to leave at 4 so we missed sambo altogether but since they did not get started before 6 they ended up canceling the sambo competition. I felt less bad about messing up the time for Chris.

So we talked on the way home about how bummed we were that we did not get to compete. That was the only real con, on the pro side…we worked really hard for over a month on improving our sambo and it did indeed improve…so even though we did not get to compete, it was far form a total bust.