I loved doing this interview with Reilly Bodycomb. Reilly is a Russian sambo and leglock expert who has competed in a TON of different rulesets including BJJ, no gi submission grappling, MMA, Russian Sambo, and Chinese San Shou.
He is the Pan-American Sport SAMBO Champion (2016), USA Sport SAMBO Champion (2016), Dutch Combat SAMBO Champion (2016), recently competed in Japan and is a BJJ black belt as well!
In our talk he shared stories about competing all over the world, and shared some major insights about how the rules you compete under totally influence the development of a sport. My favourite part was when we were riffing about creating the ‘perfect’ grappling rule set.
I hope you get as much out of it as much as I did.
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P.S. Find out more about Reilly Bodycomb and his upcoming ankle lock instructional at https://www.rdojo.com
Combat Sport Videos and Links Referred to in this Podcast are Below!
Example of Russian style wrestling from the Russian Nationals
How to do the Flying Scissors Takedown (and hopefully not injure your partner)
Daido Juku Karate Competition
San Shou Competition
Pictures of the ‘Lei Tai’ (the elevated platform over water) can be seen in this article here.