BJJ and Sambo: An Exploration of Two Grappling Disciplines

Submission Grappling
3 min readFeb 16

While BJJ is a Brazilian grappling discipline that emphasizes positional ground fighting, Sambo is a Russian martial art that emphasizes throws and submissions. In this article, we will explore the history of Sambo, compare it to BJJ, and conclude that trying the sport is a great way for BJJ athletes to test their fighting mettle, learn to mix judo throws with submission attacks, and learn to think and react quickly.

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