Sambo Encyclopedia: The Throws, Holds and Submission Techniques of Russia's Fighting Sport

Russian sambo is a unique sport and martial art known for its combat effectiveness and adaptability. Sambo Encyclopedia: The Throws, Holds and Submission Techniques of Russia’s Fighting Sport” is the first English language book that addresses the whole of sambo. I applaud Steve Scott’s efforts in advancing the rich tradition of Russian Sambo.
— Igor Kurinnoy, 3-Time World Sambo Champion

Sambo is one of the most effective, technically diverse and dynamic fighting sports ever devised. While no single volume can present all the techniques and skills of the Russian sport of sambo, Sambo Encyclopedia: The Throws, Holds And Submission Techniques of Russia's Fighting Sport is the largest and most comprehensive sambo book available in the English language.

Over the course of 332 pages and with more than 1,200 color photos, the comprehensive Sambo Encyclopedia features hundreds of throws, holds, armlocks and leglocks. Author Steve Scott also presents a systematic approach to how the sport of sambo is taught and practiced as well as historical insight on how this fascinating combat sport from Russia came about and developed into an international sport.

Whether you are a sambo enthusiast or wish to learn more about sambo to enhance your skills in any other combat sport, this book will prove to be a useful and reliable source of information for years to come.

Author: Steve Scott

Editions:  Softcover



About the Author

STEVE SCOTT has personally coached four World Sambo Champions and several other world-class medal winners and members of world and international teams. He is considered a pioneer in sambo in the United States and is a member of the U.S. Sombo Association Hall of Fame.

This book, “Sambo Encyclopedia: The Throws, Holds and Submission Techniques of Russia’s Fighting Sport,” comes from a very qualified and competent individual and I throw my full support behind it.
— Joe Neely, U.S. World Team Coach

Combative Elbow Strikes: A Guide to Strikes, Blocks, Locks, and Take Downs

Every person interested in learning to defend themselves and the finer points of protection will benefit from this book. It does not matter if you come at this topic from a civilian standpoint or that of professional military or law enforcement.
— Dr. George Vitale, 8th Dan ITF Taekwon-Do, 24 years with the New York State Police

Combative Elbow Strikes: A Guide to Strikes, Blocks, Locks, and Take Downs is an in-depth analysis of the practical applications for five of the most common elbow strikes found in the martial arts.

While conventional wisdom holds that an elbow strike is simply a technique used for close-range striking, Jeff W. Rosser asserts that the movements used in executing these elbow strikes are highly versatile and applicable to a wide range of situations.

In this book, Rosser demonstrates how an elbow strike can be used for executing blocks, joint locks, throws, take downs, chokes, pins, traps, releases, and ground fighting in addition to striking.

Illustrated with over 250 photographs, Combative Elbow Strikes presents more than 50 elbow strike applications in stand-up and ground fighting scenarios. Instruction on how to generate power and execute the elbow strikes efficiently and effectively ensures that you will get the most out of every technique.

Author: Jeff W. Rosser 

Editions: Kindle, iPad, Android, Softcover


The Art of Joint Locking

This book acts as that learning matrix. It provides the reader an opportunity to see our system of joint locks in such a way that it is easy to organize, but not so limiting so that it hampers a student’s learning process and unique personal style. It provides a clear, concise perspective on the joint-locks that are part and parcel to the United States Hapkido Federation’s curriculum.
— Patrick Kelly, President of the United States Hapkido Federation
Joint locking is much more than aligning an opponent’s arm into a secure lock, it is the understanding of the basic skeletal and muscle structure behind the lock itself. It takes patience and fortitude to train and develop a clear understanding of joint locking.
— Arlo Welty

The Art of Joint Locking is a diverse collection of Hapkido joint locks targeting the major joints of the human body. In addition to demonstrating a wide variety of practical, effective locking techniques, Author Arlo Welty teaches you simple joint lock defenses to escape common locks, key wrist stretches and the correct use of footwork. 

He also explains and illustrates the United States Hapkido Federation’s Twenty Directions of Response, the underlying principles for the locks taught in this book. Learn how to efficiently apply joint locks from the same side or cross grip positions, using the same hand as your opponent or switching hands. This incredibly versatile system is an essential component of mastering Hapkido joint locks. 

Finally, put your skills together to practice joint lock flows and weapon flows, combinations that naturally flow from one lock to another until you’ve secured a crippling hold on your assailant. 

Includes locks that target an assailant’s: • Wrist • Thumb • Fingers • Elbow • Shoulder • Head • Neck • Hip • Knee • Ankle
Author: Arlo Welty 

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover


Juji Gatame Encyclopedia

At over 400 pages, with thousands of detailed photos, this book is a comprehensive and thought-provoking examination of Juji Gatame that will be a reliable training reference for years to come.

Juji Gatame, the cross-body armlock, is the most popular armlock in the world. It has been used in a wide variety of martial arts and combat sports for years. 

The Juji Gatame Encyclopedia is a comprehensive, systematic and realistic study of the cross-body armlock. The skills demonstrated in this book have been used, and continue to be used, by athletes at all levels of competition in every combat sport that allows joint locks. 

The Juji Gatame Encyclopedia is the first book to examine, analyze, catalogue and systematically present this armlock. While the Cross-body Armlock is quite simple in concept, its execution is complex. Author Steve Scott has put together an extensive collection of Juji Gatame applications and variations, drawing on his decades of experience in Judo, Sambo and other forms of submission grappling.  

Author: Steve Scott

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover, Hardcover


Triangle Chokes: Triangle and Leg Chokes for Combat Sports

A grappler’s legs are a powerful tool and the Triangle Choke has proven to be the best way to use the legs when it comes to strangling an opponent in any kind of fight.

 In Triangle Chokes: Triangle and Leg Chokes for Combat Sports, Steve Scott explores and analyzes what makes a successful triangle choke. Going beyond the basics, he covers many of the applications and variations that make this one of the most successful and functional strangling techniques used in any fighting sport. 

This comprehensive reference to choking and strangling an opponent with the legs begins with a look at the origins and components of the triangle choke. Then Coach Scott takes you through dozens of applications and variations, presenting the triangle choke from four distinct, yet common, situational positions. Easily find the approaches that work best from your favorite grappling positions, including triangle chokes that start from the bottom guard, in front of an opponent, the top or back ride position or a pin. Each triangle choke is explained in detail and illustrated with step-by-step photos. 

Triangle Chokes wraps up with a look at prevention, defense and escapes to keep an opponent from using this powerful technique against you.
Author: Steve Scott

Editions: Kindle, Softcover


Tap Out Textbook: The Ultimate Guide to Sumissions for Grappling

Learn how to make your opponent tap out in virtually any situation!

Tap Out Textbook: The Ultimate Guide to Submissions for Grappling is packed with hundreds of armlocks, chokes and leglocks that you can use to make any opponent tap out. This book offers hardcore, serious, practical instruction on submitting an opponent in a wide variety of grappling and fighting situations.

Whether you’re a submission grappler, judo or jujitsu athlete or MMA fighter, you'll learn armlocks, chokes and leglocks from start to finish in both "no gi" and "gi" situations. Plus you'll get variations, alternate finishes and escapes so no matter what your opponent throws at you, you’ll be ready.

Steve Scott shares the same training tips, technical expertise and tactical advice that he has used to train over 200 national and international champions in grappling sports. This book is like having your own world-class coach with you every time you step on the mat.

Author: Steve Scott

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover, Hardcover


This book is divided into 3 massive sections:

SECTION ONE: ARMLOCKS: This section features the four primary armlocks including the cross-body armlock, the bent armlock, the armpit lock and the straight armlock. In some cases, shoulder joint locks are also shown when relevant to an armlock. There are many breakdowns, set ups, variations, combination techniques and applications of armlocks in this section.

SECTION TWO: CHOKES & STRANGLES: This section emphasizes strangles and chokes aimed directed against the carotid arteries on the sides of the neck as well as against the trachea (windpipe) and front of the check and throat. In some cases, neck cranks and shoulder locks are also shown when relevant to a choking technique. A wide variety of ways to break down an opponent, roll an opponent into a choke, flatten out an opponent for a choke or apply chokes from a variety of positions.

SECTION THREE: LEGLOCKS: This section includes all submission techniques directed toward the lower body, including the ankles, knees, legs and hips. A large number of toeholds and ankle locks are featured. Both straight and bent knee leglocks are shown in this section as well. The use of position, breaking an opponent down, set ups, rolling techniques to gain momentum and controlling your opponent are featured.

Throws and Takedowns for Sambo, Judo, Jujitsu and Submission Grappling

THROWS and TAKEDOWNS INCLUDED: The Buck • Inside Thigh Lift • Outer Thigh Sweep • Cuban Leg Grab • The Metz • Ankle Pick • Hand Wheel • 1-Arm Knee Drop • Cross Arm Knee Drop • Tight Waist Knee Drop • Fireman’s Carry • Cross Body Outer Hook • Sweeping Hip Throw • Inner Thigh Throw • Cross Grip Major Outer Hook • Front Kick Throw • Minor Inner Hook • Open Chest Body Drop • Side Body Drop • Knee Body Drop • Back Grip Hip Throw • Belly-to-Belly Throw 

In this classic book, Coach Steve Scott teaches 75 of the most effective ways to put your opponent on the mat and keep him there. 

Whether you compete in sambo, judo, jujitsu, submission grappling or MMA, the techniques in Throws and Takedowns for Sambo, Judo, Jujitsu and Submission Grappling will arm you with an arsenal of explosive, functional throws and takedowns.

Coach Scott starts you off with a thorough overview of the concepts and principles of throws and takedowns including technical execution, grip fighting, stance, posture, balance, defense, fitness and drill training. 

Building on these fundamentals, he teaches 75 takedowns, throws and sweeps including lifting throws, pick-ups, leg grabs, knee drop throws, body drop throws, over body throws, leg hooks and sweeps. 

Each technique is extensively illustrated with photos from key angles and Coach Scott's straightforward explanations make it easy for you to put these techniques to work on the mat in your next training session.

Author: Steve Scott

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover


Armlock Encyclopedia

85 essential armlocks for jujitsu, judo, sambo and mixed martial arts

The 85 essential armlocks taught in the Armlock Encyclopedia apply to gi and no-gi combat sports, allowing you to use them in a wide variety of situations, including self-defense and street applications.

Steve Scott makes it easy to learn the most effective and popular armlocks of modern grappling sports by organizing them into four broad categories: the cross-body armlock, the bent armlock, the straight armlock and the armpit lock. 

In addition to teaching how to set-up and apply each of the locks, he shows you how to defend against common armlocks, fight from both the mount and guard, lever your opponent's arm free for an attack and vary your grip for maximum power. 

For those new to grappling, you'll also learn the core skills of applying armlocks, controlling position, and training smart plus a glossary of grappling terms and a Rules of the Room guide to common sense rules on the mat.

Author: Steve Scott

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover


Wrestle and Win: Wrestlers Guide to Strength, Conditioning, Nutrition

Wrestle and Win is an outstanding roadmap to success for wrestlers of all levels. Follow the advice in this book and you will be a champion!
— Ken Chertow, U.S.A. Olympian

Every wrestler has a daily mat practice, but great wrestlers know that it's what you do outside of practice that gives you the edge. This book is a comprehensive guide to the in-season and off-season training habits necessary to succeed at the state or national level.

First, find out exactly what kind of strength training and conditioning you should be doing, including how to get the most out of your time in the weight room and what type of workouts to do during the off-season. Then get the facts on eating right, making weight and evaluating supplements. Finally, learn how to successfully make the transition from high school to college wrestling, including an inside view of the recruiting process and a step-by-step plan for getting recognized by college coaches.

Author Steve Kimpel was a three-time collegiate All-American and has coached high school and college wrestlers, so he knows what it takes to succeed in the challenging sport of wrestling.

Wrestle and Win is your roadmap to victory! 

Author: Steve Kimpel

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover


Vital Leglocks

Learn to apply 65 essential leglocks for jujitsu, judo, sambo and mixed martial arts. Coach Steve Scott teaches you the keys to successfully applying lower body submission techniques and getting your opponent to tap out. 

Vital Leglocks is divided into the three major categories of lower body submission skills: ankle and foot locks, knee locks and hip/upper leglocks.  Learn to successfully use ankle locks, toe holds, heel hooks, knee locks and bars and knee cranks in a variety of grappling situations, including as counters to common holds. 

In addition to learning how to set-up and apply fundamental leglocks, Coach Scott shows you how to defend against common lower body attacks, master the concept of leg wrestling, actively control the match and use leglocks strategically to get the win. 

Author: Steve Scott

Editions: Kindle, Nook, iPad, Android, Softcover


Leglocks in Vital Leglocks include:
Straight Ankle Lock • Gator Roll Ankle Lock • North-South Ankle Lock • Scissors Ankle Lock • Standing Heel Hook • Saylor Heel Hook • Rolling Heel Hook • Ankle Crush Toehold • Bent Knee Lock • Strraight Knee Lock • Cross-body Knee Lock • Rolling Knee Lock • Outside Knee Jam • Double Leg Knee Jam • Bent Knee Crank • Banana Split  •  Boston Crab  •  Grapevine