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Georgian Grip Takedowns With Vlad Koulikov

Georgian Grip Takedowns With Vlad Koulikov


The Georgian Grip - Sambo Fusion With Vlad Koulikov

Sambo Master of Sport, Judo Black Belt, and all around Grappling Bad Ass: Vlad Koulikov shares one of his favorite setups for Sambo Throws and Judo Throws: The Georgian Grip.

Vlad is a world champion competitor; placing three times in the USA Open and represented team USA in combat SAMBO in the World Championship in 2008. Placed and won multiple NAGA and Grapplers Quest tournaments and was awarded the most technical fighter in the very first Grapplers Quest competition winning all his matches by submissions.

What is SAMBO?

SAMBO is a Russian martial art and combat sport. It originated in the Russian SFSR in Soviet Union. The word "SAMBO" is an acronym for “samozashchita bez oruzhiya”, which literally translates as "self defense without weapons". Sambo is relatively modern, since its development began in the early 1920s by the Soviet Red Army to improve their hand to hand combat abilities.

Why Focus On SAMBO techniques for BJJ? According to Vlad:

“My SAMBO background has enhanced my Jiu Jitsu performance. I have learned to implement and adapt my SAMBO skills to the Jiu Jitsu rules. Just like in chemistry, you get a reaction if you mix two agents. It took some time to get rid of “bad” habits from SAMBO such as turtling once in a danger of being pinned. Also, it took some time to be comfortable to be on my back. I would willingly play off my back in practice but would try my hardest not to end up facing the ceiling in competition.”


In this video, Vlad shares his Sambo Fusion (Sambo, Judo, BJJ) techniques with TRITAC Jitsu Co-Founders: Matt Bryers (BJJ Black Belt & Japanese Ju Jitsu Black Belt) and Sean Jugler (Japanese Ju Jitsu Black Belt).

Vlad shows the Ouchi Gari (judo technique) throw (inner reap trip), the Harai Goshi Judo Throw, Uchi Mata Judo Throw, and many other Judo / Sambo Throws.

Combat Sambo & Sambo Fusion share many of the same principles, throws and grappling techniques as TRITAC Jitsu and BJJ.  Vlad Koulikov is a wealth of knowledge on Combat Sambo, Judo and Jiu Jitsu. Big thanks to Vlad for sharing!!

Inegrating Sambo with Jiu Jitsu is one of the best tips Vlad can offer you. Sambo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu are a perfect compliment for each other. BJJ is known for it's guard, chokes and body positions, while Sambo is known for it's takedowns and foot locks. Vlad should put out a DVD on how to integrate both.... oh wait.



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