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Combat Sambo seminar, Osaka,Japan 2017

May 29, 2017

  I will be giving a Combat Sambo seminar June 20 at the P’sLab in Osaka, Japan. Will be covering knife defense techniques. For more info: http://pancrase-osaka.com/  

The Story of Sambo

July 25, 2016

Sambo is an acronym for the Russian phrase “Self-Defence Without Weapons” (SAMozashchita Bez Oruzhiya).Doing the research to write about the history about Sambo was not an easy task.Going thru several different text, it seemed they all had different versions of dates and lack of information. Some dates did not make sense. Finally comparing these texts […]

Grounded

May 12, 2015

Many people, especially in the grappling world, will say that most real fights (even 90%) will go to the ground. I’m not sure if there are ‘real’ stats on this, or is this just a mythical number. Fights that end on the ground are because people are untrained and get easily taken down, or people […]

The difference between Combat Sambo and Krav Maga

November 13, 2014

Krav Maga is another popular martial art that people often come and ask me if it has any similarities with Combat Sambo. Krav Maga meaning “combat contact”, in Hebrew, is a combat system that is said to used by the Israeli military. It has become very popular and is taught around the world with different […]

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? […]

Guns Ablaze

March 13, 2013

With the shooting massacre that killed many in Connecticut USA some  months ago, the topic of guns and gun controlled is being discussed again, even here in Canada. It was a shocking event because the vast majority of the victims were young children. So what is my view on guns? As my students and those […]

Bully Buster

December 25, 2012

Bullying is a recent topic that has hit the media by storm. It is the theme of the year for many schools, here in Quebec too. Due to recent suicides here in North America caused by being bullied, the topic of school bullying is out there. Bullying isn’t a local problem, its international. Japan, where […]

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 […]

Intervene or not?

October 20, 2009

I was shopping at a  small Asian grocery store this past weekend. While I was on my way, I noticed a man cursing out loud. I guessed he was a bit mentally unstable, so I just passed him by not taking much care in it. When I got in the store, there was a man […]

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.