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Why Spar?

June 5, 2014

  Many people  have asked  why   do we spar so much, and is it necessary. To answer the last question first, yes. I don’t teach a cardio MMA class where sparring is non-existent. This is a big “in” thing for other gyms, but here at Club Kozak, we teach real training. What defines sparring? […]

FIASco

March 14, 2013

Why did I quit FIAS? (Federation International Amateur de Sambo) This a question I get from several people in the Sambo world. I was the Canadian representative for FIAS from 2000-2005, by being the president of the National Sambo Association of Canada. Before creating this association I asked other Sambo gyms in Canada ( at […]

What is the difference between Combat Sambo and Judo?

October 22, 2012

                                 This is a less complicated search to see the difference between these two styles. The major and biggest difference is Judo has become purely a combat sport, whereas Combat Sambo has both sportive and personal self-defense training. Combat Sambo has deep […]

What is the difference between Combat Sambo and BJJ?

October 17, 2012

There are several common points between both systems. In first, they are both grappling based systems. In the grappling sense, the main difference is that Combat Sambo emphasizes more throwing, and takedown techniques. Many BJJ gyms start their sparring on the ground, and very infrequently teach takedown techniques. The assumption is that that the fight […]

Old Promo Video

January 27, 2010

This video is about 10 yrs old. We made it quickly, on VHS, for a local business show.  I stored it away forgetting about it. Cleaning up recently I found it in a weird location. It was still in good shape so I got it put onto DVD. Then I had to change the format […]

Gun Range

May 14, 2009

Coach practicing at gun range  . If one is going to teach gun defense, learning, handling and actually shooting a handgun is  necessary.