In Mastering The Saddle, USA National Sambo Team Coach and Champion, Scott Sonnon, who earned the sport s most coveted athletic distinction as Distinguished Master of Sport, reveals the signature Saddle techniques that have made him one of the most respected leg lock coaches in the world. With 101 step-by-step moves, including entries, sweeps, passes, recounters, and a host of submissions, this series is a must for all competitors searching for an edge over the competition.
Sambo prides itself on fast-wrestling - with only 60 seconds of groundfighting permitted. In mixed martial arts, however, these locks only work 20% of the time and aren't worth sacrificing quality position. As a result, Scott Sonnon modified traditional Sambo to become a lower-half positional approach so that fighters could both strike and defend against strikes, could maintain positional dominance, and could easily transition from one submission to the next in a chess-like fashion, as Brazilian Jiujitsu has become known for in the upper-half game.
As more details of the Saddles are published and more people begin training it, it will flash like wild fire across the MMA community, as they offer incredibly greater success in mixed martial arts than traditional Sambo, and soon will become the most useful of the many accepted variations in the leg attack game.
270 min on 5 DVDs