Oleg Taktarov was one of the early pioneers in the UFC. Coming from a sambo background he had a very distinctive skill set.
And nobody had more heart!!
I’m delighted that Oleg recently stepped back into the cage and defeated Mark Kerr with a kneebar, which has always been one of Oleg’s signature moves. Oleg was very influential on my leglock game development, both in terms of technique and teaching method.
He always taught in a clear, systematic manner, using examples and analogies to get his point across.
If you want to see the fight, it is floating around out there in cyberspace (hint: try dailymotion.com).