Company: Russian Martial Art
Tape Name: Russian Sambo “Leg Locks Seminar”
Tape Cost: $29.95
Length of Tape: 114 min. Approx.
Number of Moves/Techniques: 46 plus variations
Return Policy: Unknown
Experiences in dealing with this company: Excellent
The Instructor: Andrei Sosnovskikh
Company’s Address: 137 Birch Ave Richmond Hill, Ontario Canada - L4C 6C5
Company’s Phone Number: (905) 886-0483
Web Page: (This video is not listed on the web page.)

Primary Grading Criteria:

1. Production/Tape Quality: 8
2. Instructors demonstrated skill level: 10
3. Comprehension Score/Immediate Understanding: 10
4. Degree to which this will make someone a better Martial Artist: 10
5. Score on delivery vs. Hype: 10
6. Degree to which we would recommend this product: 10
7. Wasted time (The higher the number, the less “fluff”/repetition: 10
8. Playback Score/Watching it over and over again: 10
9. Would I purchase more of this company’s product: 10
10. Overall grade based on cost vs. Value: 10

Grand Total: 98% (Excellent = 4.5 stars)

Written Summary:

This video tape is a seminar that was held in Toronto,Ontario in June of 1998. The Instructor is 3x Sambo Champion Andrei Sosnovskikh. This video is one of the great bargains in the current tape market. (This and Tony Cecchine’s Catch Wrestling seminar tape are must have video’s on leg locks). For only $29.95 this tape is a steal for anyone interested in learning about leg locks. I found Mr. Sosnovskikh to be a knowledgeable and competent Instructor. This video is not just an array of various leg locks given in no particular order. It is a well thought out and organized production. Some of the material has been shown before on other video tapes however a lot will be new to the viewer. The only negative aspect of this video is the production quality. The sound at times is a problem, sometimes it is hard to understand what Mr. Sosnovskikh is saying. Also there are at times some annoying background noises ie. clanging of weights and people talking. The camera angles for this video are better than most other seminar type tapes. Overall the production quality of this video is still quite good and would in no way stop me from purchasing this product.

This video starts by showing the basic mechanics of various leg locks such as the achilles lock, figure four foot lock, knee bar, squeezing calf lock and the hip twist. All of these are explained in excellent detail.

Here is some of what is on the remainder of this tape:

- leg lock to defeat the quarter position
- leg locks from within the guard
- leg locks from the mounted position
- leg locks when you have been mounted
- ways to escape a rear naked choke via a leg lock
- rear bear hug escape into a knee bar
- leg locks when you find yourself on the ground and opponent is standing
- section on arm bars to leg locks
- how to flow from one leg lock to the next
- defenses to ankle locks
- section on strengthening techniques without using weights

Advance students may find some of the material basic but there is still some useful material on this video for the advanced practitioner. This tape has so much good information at a great price. BUY IT. I would like to see Mr. Sosnovskikh make a complete series in the future on Sambo. (I would suggest having the tapes professionally produced).


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