Ephrata Martial Arts and Ultimate SAMBO—A Winning Combination
Ephrata Martial Arts offers its SAMBO curriculum under the certification of one of the world's leading experts in SAMBO, Master Vladislav Koulikov, owner and head instructor of Ultimate SAMBO. Master Koulikov is a graduate of the famed SAMBO 70 in Moscow, one of the most prestigious SAMBO Schools in Russia. A highly respected and accomplished fighter, Master Koulikov has won numerous titles in the United States and throughout the world, including the 1989 Moscow Regional SAMBO Champion title, and both Gold and Silver medals in the USSR National SAMBO Championships. He also holds the North American Freestyle SAMBO Middleweight Championship Title, and is a several-time NAGA and Grappler’s Quest champion. Master Koulikov is happy to promote the art of SAMBO and share his invaluable experience through the SAMBO program at Ephrata Martial Arts.
SAMBO at Ephrata Martial Arts
Ephrata Martial Arts offers SAMBO classes for kids (ages 5 and older) and SAMBO for adults. A typical SAMBO class at Ephrata Martial Arts involves practicing a variety of throws, joint locks, and ground techniques, as well as “live” or realistic partner drills and wrestling or “rolling”.
SAMBO training at Ephrata Martial Arts begins with an assessment of the student’s instinctive approach to movement. Techniques are then taught to the individual according to that particular student’s natural movement. By training students this way, Ephrata Martial Arts promotes powerful, fluid, confident, and comfortable SAMBO students who understand and apply efficient physical movement and energy manipulation. As SAMBO students progress, they develop and refine their individual technique, power, and strategy.
SAMBO is an acronym for the Russian phrase “SAMozashchita Bez Oruzhiya” meaning “self-defense without weapons”. The modern martial art is a highly effective combat sport and self-defense system, developed in the former Soviet Union in the early 20th century as a hand-to-hand combat system for the military and police force.
SAMBO is an extremely formidable fighting art, influenced by the various fighting systems of the former Soviet republics combined with the best techniques of Jujitsu and Judo, as well as several other martial arts systems throughout the world. SAMBO, in addition to Greco-Roman and Freestyle wrestling, and Judo comprise the four main forms of amateur competitive wrestling recognized by the International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA).
SAMBO can be divided into three classifications: Sport SAMBO, which involves throws, takedowns, ground and submission fighting, Combat SAMBO, with realistic and efficient self defense techniques including striking, throws, takedowns, submissions, chokes, weapon removal and defense against multiple attackers, and Freestyle SAMBO, which has applications in competitive grappling arenas such as NAGA or Grappler’s Quest, as well as a growing number of SAMBO-only competitions, gaining popularity throughout the United States.
SAMBO is rapidly gaining popularity throughout the United States due to its presence in the UFC and Pride Fighting Championships. The UFC’s Andrei Arlovski, former Belarussian National SAMBO Team member and SAMBO World Title holder, Oleg Taktarov, a former UFC and Pride Fighting Champion, and Pride’s current heavyweight champion, Fedor Emelianenko are among some of the world’s top SAMBO practitioners, and are helping to increase SAMBO's influence in competitive martial arts.
MMA Training at Ephrata Martial Arts
With the rapidly growing popularity of Mixed Martial Arts by the UFC and WEC, Ephrata Martial Arts offers training for those individuals desiring to fight in a Cage. Ephrata Martial Arts focuses on kickboxing, boxing, submission wrestling, submission holds, Muay Thai, nutrition, cardio workouts, and all other elements for a successful fighter.
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Ephrata Martial Arts is the Ephrata, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and surrounding area's best in mixed martial arts instruction.
Located in Ephrata PA, Ephrata Martial Arts offers mixed martial arts programs and mixed martial arts classes, martial arts for kids, and
adult martial arts programs in Kickboxing, Grappling, mixed martial arts (MMA), Russian SAMBO, submission wrestling, and self defense.