Ultimate kickboxing

Ultimate kickboxing

17 okt wordt er door Markos Produkties in de Maxx Hoogeveen naar 2 jaar weer een groot kickboksgala gehouden.
Met 2 A partijen en maar liefs 5 B partijen op het programma
Matchmaking 17 Oktober 2015 The Maxx
Tickets zijn te koop bij de deelnemende sport scholen. en online bij;

update!!Matchmaking 17 Oktober 2015 The Maxx







N 78Kg Joshua van Erkelens Muay Chi – Optimus Holten VS Cengiz Pinar Team JKE

N 75Kg Danny van der Veen Kickboxing Steenwijk VS Julian Feytes Team Jamal

N 73Kg Simon Kara K1 Aerts Dojo VS Imad Saidi FPA

N 86Kg Edwin Musche Team Bastov VS Laimur Abazi FF Coevorden

N -95Kg Tom van der Kooij Aihato Gym VS Kjeld Jansen Komen

N 78Kg Hylke Tromp Aihato Gym VS Ismael Unlu FPA

N 66Kg Joni Stripper MT Bovensmilde VS Lindsay Zuurhof Mejiro Gym Drenthe

N 83Kg Zaki Bouaouiouach Pure Power VS Josh Lukas MT Hoogeveen

N 70Kg Donald Haek Team Gol VS Nasser Badouri FPA

N 70Kg Lesley Sapulette K1 Aerts Dojo VS Elroy de Gooijer Team JKE

N 93Kg Geert Span Team Francisco VS Ivar Kok Kyoku Gym

C 74Kg Redouan Settout Team Lin Ho VS Elmondir Nafi Team Bastov

C 80Kg Klaas Lelie Lamoth training&coaching VS Remco Fokke Gideons Gym

C 84Kg Daniel Sidabuter Team Lin Ho VS James Asamoah Mejiro Gym Amsterdam

C 67Kg Salmeneo Aringaneng Aihato VS Jelke Wagenaar Kyoku Gym

B 68Kg Sherkhan Momand Kickboxing Steenwijk VS Sonny Van Soest Loeks Gym

B 64Kg Nadirah de Ling Team LingHo VS Shanice Josefina Mejiro Gym Amsterdam

B 63,5Kg Marouane El Hani K1 Aerts Dojo VS Petres Gym

B 95+ Roël Mannaart Mejiro Gym Amsterdam VS Levi Rigters Team Jamal

B 72,5Kg Hasan Likoglu K1 Aerts Dojo VS Anwar Kasters Petres Gym

A 63Kg Pascal Koster FFC VS Ervin Wongsodimedjo Slimani Gym Zeist

A 95+ Koos Wessels Pure Power VS Reamon Welboren Mejiro Gym Amsterdam


NL Sambo kampioenschappen

28 November2015 van 8:00 – 17:00

Elk jaar worden in Sporthal de Carrousel de Open Ommer Kampioenschappen gehouden. Hierbij komt op de eerste zaterdag van november het judo aan bod. Drie weken later is het de beurt aan de disciplines Karate en Sambo.

Bij dit toernooi komen sporters uit het hele land, maar ook uit het buitenland naar Ommen om te strijden om de hoogste eer. Bij de judo wordt er zo veel mogelijk rekening gehouden met het niveau van de judoka’s. Beginners (witte en gele band) worden gescheiden van de meer gevorderde (vanaf oranje band) judoka’s. Bij karate wordt alleen rekening gehouden met leeftijd, maar door het vriendschappelijk karakter is het ook een prima toernooi voor beginnende wedstrijd karateka’s.

Sambo kampioenschappen

Het sambo staat in het teken van leren. Omdat sambo (nog) vrij onbekend is in Nederland kunnen deelnemers uit andere aanverwante sporten prima deelnemen om kennis te maken met het sambo.

Vladislav Koulikov

Self Defense vs Combat Sports

What Is More Effective in the REAL World

Written by Sambo Master Vladislav Koulikov, who has been training in the Russian martial art of Sambo from a very young age in Moscow. Since moving to the USA, he has trained and competed in submission grappling & wrestling. Vladislav has developed a unique Sambo- Jiu-Jitsu fusion system.

Self Defense vs Combat Sports: My Experience in the REAL World

Do you remember why you began your journey in martial arts? I do… I remember my dad being an athlete and me wanting to be just like him… Pretty normal for an impressionable boy of that age. My cousin introduced me to Sambo and I thought it was the coolest thing ever! I fell in love immediately and figured training would bring me to my dad’s status. I didn’t consider self defense when I started. All of my school fights prior to training were wrestling based, it was all about clinching, head locking and pinning whoever I fought (punching in the face was still an unspoken taboo at the age of 8) so Sambo Wrestling was a natural progression.

All sorts of grappling disciplines were very popular and super competitive, so tournament performance was something that our coach made us concentrate on, self defense wasn’t the focus. It was all about what works on the mat against a particular opponent in a competition setting. Very specific training. Not that what we learned didn’t hold combative value, because it did, it just wasn’t our primary focus.
A few years later, when fights became more frequent and violent I thought ” This Sambo thing is pretty damn helpful, what else can I use in case I have to defend myself?”. That’s how my romance with traditional martial arts came about. I was mesmerized by the perceived magic, might and mysticism of Kung Fu, Karate and Taekwondo. Like many kids my age, I was front row for the surge in popularity of the martial arts flicks movement. I was thinking then ” Oh, Sambo is just dumb wrestling. We don’t have cool spin kicks and knife hand chops”… I lost site of what was true and genuine value and fell for what was Hollywood glamour.
I was quickly reminded in a very rough way when two friends and I were jumped by five hoods when we were coming back from karate practice one day. The fight wasn’t even. A few moments later and without exaggeration, there were ten or more of them. My friends and I walk through the wrong neighborhood which happened to be their “territory”. Needless to say we got beat up pretty badly. There was no reason of value for the fight either. No money was stolen, no goods were taken, this was just a case of aggressive thugs randomly choosing who would be the target of their dirty deeds for the day.

After spending what seemed like endless hours of grueling, repetitive practice perfecting katas and point sparring, I was reminded in a mere instant what I had been practicing so diligently at Karate wasn’t a good preparation for the reality of a street fight. My “karate” sucked because that’s how I practiced it. But the few times I went to my Sambo base and threw people around, foot sweeping them instinctually, that’s when fools went flying. I wasn’t a mean kid, I was more of athlete then a fighter at that point, so I wasn’t going to soccer kick them when they were down. I figured I’d let them get up more pissed then before, and the
beating could continue. That was the longest and the most violent street fight in my life. I was actually concerned that I wouldn’t make it out alive as it was happening.
The aftermath had me thinking hard and re-evaluating my training. I realized whatever I practiced in Sambo was designed to deal with an actual opponent who wants to fight and my karate was just shaking of the air. There was no concept of timing, footwork, distance, reaction in live time, contact etc. I still loved cool cool kicks though, which lead me to kick boxing which has all the elements of Asian martial arts plus REALISTIC fighting (full contact, resistance, live sparring).


Fast forward a few years later and I found myself in the United States. For the lack of grappling gyms around at the time I started Taekwondo (just to do something) and I joined a traditional Japanese Jiu Jitsu dojo. At first I loved training at the latter one. It reminded me of Sambo training with throws and everything. But unfortunately I was quickly reminded that it was the same old bull shit. Though they practiced all the throws and take downs that I knew and loved, there was always a degree of irrelevance to the reality of fighting. As soon as it was time for randori, I smoked everyone in the dojo including all of the black belts and the Sensei who was a fifth Dan or something like that ( I apologize if I come across as I’m bragging. I am not. It’s just an unfortunate reality that many others, and I have encountered with Traditional Martial Arts). More over, the same thing applied to all of their gun disarms, defense against knife attacks etc. It looked great against willing training partners who screamed “Hai” as they took beautiful break falls. Plastic guns and rubber knives is not fair preparation for that kinda encounter. People didn’t realize the magnitude of cold steel pressed against your chest or a REAL knife against your throat. Scenario based training is a poor tool for those “scenarios”.
Generally speaking, preparing regular civilians to defend themselves against an armed attack is an ungrateful business. Unless, they’re in some kinda special forces, police etc and deal with REAL violence on a daily basis due to their profession, it’s time wasted. And who wants to waste time?

Usefull combat sports

Regular people are much better off training in a combat sport: Sambo, Wrestling, Judo, BJJ, Boxing or kickboxing. That would prepare them for self defense better then any kata could. Long story short, skills acquired through training in combat sports will ALWAYS translate into self defense and not so much the other way around…. Now go train!

next level body

Take your body to the next level

In new times old rules don’t always seem to apply. That applies to most things in live and certainly to fitness and body conditioning.

New trends in the world of fitness are crossfit, tacfit and paleo. Next to that also nutrition becomes an important aspect in our training regimin. Lately I keep hearing that gaining muscles or losing weight is 10% gym and 90% food. Getting a good balance in nutrition and training, using the right excersises, doing interval training or not, doing more or less cardio to build muscles and much more is very confusing. Here are some awesome books with the basics to help you with the first steps to get you to the next level.







My consiousness requires me to tell you, books don’t have all the answer. You must do and experiment to get progress…



Modern Arnis seminar Gaby Roloff

MODERN ARNIS met Master of Tapi Tapi Gaby Roloff

7-8 November 2015 in Leiden


Training:           za 7 november           14.00-18.00 uur (incl. pauze)

Training:           zo 8 november           10.00-14.00 uur (incl. pauze)

Plaats:                      Gymzaal Leonardo da Vinci College, Noachstraat 2, Leiden; ingang zaal Brandts Buyskade.



Heel weekend, aanmelding en betaling vóór zaterdag 17 oktober 2015:

IMAF-leden € 60 / niet-IMAF-leden € 80


Heel weekend, aanmelding en betaling na  zaterdag 17 oktober 2015:

IMAF-leden € 75 / niet-IMAF-leden € 95


Eén dag (geen vroegboekkorting):

IMAF-leden € 40 / niet-IMAF-leden € 50


Jeugd t/m 17 jaar (geen vroegboekkorting):

Heel weekend € 40 / één dag € 35



Sandra Cramer ( of Ilia Neudecker (


How Western Wrestlers Changed Judo

“Judo is a source of national pride in Japan, where the martial art originated.” (Cheng, 2012) But as larger, stronger foreigners, often with a wrestling background, entered the sport, the Japanese world-domination of Judo was challenged. Over the last fifty years judo has seen many rule changes which remove the advantage from western trained wrestlers.

The predecessor of modern Judo is .Japanese Jujitsu, which was founded in the mid 16th Century, but flourished from the 17th to the early 19th century. (Hays) From 1882 through 1887, the founder of modern Judo, Dr. Jigoro Kano analyzed various forms of jujitsu, absorbing some of the techniques, while rejecting others. “Getting rid of all dangerous, killing or maiming jujutsu waza, Kano forced opponents to grapple with one another. Thus, he restricted violence.” ( Dr. Kano eliminated many of the brutal joint-lock submission techniques and concentrated on the science of skillfully throwing an opponent on his back. The art he developed would become known as Kodokan Judo. (

Through Kano’s efforts, Judo became a school sport in the national physical education program in Japan. From its humble beginnings, the popularity of judo spread across Japan and to the rest of the world. The first All-Japan Championship was held in 1930. ( In 1964, Judo became an official event in the Tokyo Olympics. (

judo wrestling

Everything went well for the Japanese and their world-domination of judo until 1961, when Dutch judoka, Anton Geesink won the world championships. ( Standing 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) tall and weighing 270 pounds (120 kilograms), by any measure of the word, Geesink was a giant. Dr. Kano originally envisioned judo as an art where size and strength wouldn’t matter. Geesink’s win challenged that notion.

Jigoro Kano

Jigoro Kano was himself small and physically weak. ( Therefore, he wanted to invent a martial art system where a small man could beat a big man. “He decided to learn more about the art which enabled the weak to overcome the strong.” (

To prove the efficacy of his art, Kano and many of his students travelled to Europe and the US giving demonstrations and fighting in exhibitions against wrestlers. Mitsuyo Maeda, Count Coma, for example, travelled to Brazil, fighting all-comers. “And that he went around the world proving his art to be superior to every other, at that time.” ( The Japanese judoka were often much smaller than their western opponents, but this was in keeping with Kano’s principal that a small man, trained in judo, could beat a big man, who wasn’t. For this reason, judo competitions were originally held without weight divisions. The All-Japan Championship “continues to this day as Kano envisioned it, without weight, age or rank restrictions, producing still the strongest Judo competitors in Japan.” (

judo wrestling

Geesink’s win caused a tremendous ripple in Japan. “This was a big shock for Japanese Judo.” ( And specifically because of Geesink, “the International Judo Federation quickly agreed to recognize weight divisions in future world championships.” (

Further weight class restrictions were instituted. “At the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, the “open” division was dropped from the program.” ( The open weight competition was arguably the embodiment of Jigoro Kano’s ideals that a small man could beat a big man, and that judo stressed technique over strength. “However, as historian Donn F. Draeger had pointed out as early as 1961, in circumstances where technical skills were extremely well-developed, and competitors likewise had substantial training and competition experience, strength and weight would play a role, in the Judo world.” (

Geesink would not be the last westerner to influence rule changes in the sport of judo. After Geesink, next came the Russian wrestlers.

Russian wrestlers

The first major judo competition between The Soviet Union and Japan occurred in 1963, in Kyoto, where Russia’s Boris Mishchenko defeated well-known Japanese judoka Isao Okano “as soon as the match begins, the Russian grabs the jacket of the Japanese, drops on his back and does a perfect arm bar juji-katame. Okano taps. The whole match lasts less than 20 seconds.” (Law, 2009, p. 94) The arm bar was unknown in Japanese judo prior to this match. (Law, 2009, p. 95)

The Russians became a powerful force in judo, even winning three gold medals in the London 2012 Olympics. (Kamalakaran)

Much of the Russians’ success in judo is closely tied to the development of Russian sambo, a grappling style developed for the Russian Special Forces in the early 1920s. One of sambo’s founders, Vasili Oshchepkov, was the first foreign black belt under judo founder, Dr. Jigoro Kano. As a result of Oshchepkov,’s judo experience, “Sambo has roots in Japanese Judo, international styles of wrestling, plus traditional folk styles of wrestling such as: Armenian Kokh, Georgian Chidaoba, Romanian Trîntǎ, Tatar Köräş, Uzbek Kurash, Mongolian Khapsagay and Azerbaijani Gulesh.” (

Because of political difficulties between Russia and Japan, and as they were on opposing sides during WW II, the word “judo” was removed from the Russian sports lexicon and replaced with the term “sambo”. In 1938, sambo “was recognized as the national wrestling style in the Soviet Union.” (Lafon) When the Soviet Union found out that judo was slated for the 1964 Olympics, they began training their wrestlers to win gold medals. “The teaching they had did not focus on spiritual education but on sports results. They viewed judo as just another sport.” (Lafon)

In 1962, Soviet sambo champions, Anzor Kibrozashvili and Anzor Kiknadze, won the European Judo championships. In the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, the Soviets won four bronze medals. The Soviet, and later Russian, judo wins came from lessons learned through years of wrestling. “The experience of sambo or the expertise gained through years of national wrestling has made Soviet judo different and so powerful.” (Lafon) At the 1972 Munich Olympics, 22 year-old Shota Chochoshvili defeated two time world champion Fumio Sasahara, to take the gold medal. At the 1976, Montreal Olympics, Soviet judokas Vladimir Nevzorov and Sergei Novikov won the gold. “Soviet judo shook the judo world. It took some time for Japanese and Western traditionally-taught fighters to adapt to unorthodox techniques, strictly inspired from sambo.” (Lafon)

The Russian judo wins resulted in rule changes which eliminated many wrestling-based techniques. Single and double-leg takedowns, as well as fireman’s carry throws from wrestling were outlawed. “Concerned about wrestling-style moves infiltrating their sport, world judo officials outlawed wrestling-like tackles in 2009. Judoko that do any moves that involve grabbing the legs will immediately be disqualified.” (Hays)

Many observers felt these changes were as much to eliminate wrestling techniques as they were to hamper the Russian athletes. “The new judo rules include changes that emphasize the sport’s standing techniques and outlaw direct attacks on the opponent’s legs, often used in countries with a strong wrestling background like Russia, which won the most gold medals in London.” (Cheng, 2013)

judo wrestling

The 2014 World Judo championships, held in Chelyabinsk, Russia, were conducted under the new rules, banning wrestling techniques. As a result, the Russians finished “without a single gold medal, but with three silver medals and six bronzes.” (Ellingworth) Many believe that these new rules prevented the Russians from winning. “One possible reason could be recent rule changes that have aimed to return judo to a more traditional Japanese style.”(Ellingworth)

Some international judoka maintain that the judo federation banned wrestling techniques in order for the Japanese to dominate the sport once again. Many purists, however, claim the changes were made to bring the art back to its origins and eliminate contamination from other sports, especially wrestling and sambo. (Hays) “The International Judo Federation says the rules were changed to make judo more dynamic, not to help Japan win more medals.” (Cheng, 2013)

Whatever the reason for judo’s changes, whether to preserve the art or to give an edge to the Japanese, wrestlers are now at a greater disadvantage in judo than ever before. ”You used to see people pick someone up midair, grab their legs and the next thing you know, someone’s on the ground,” (Cheng, 2013)

Finally, the rule changes are the legacy of the influence that westerners, particularly wrestlers have had on judo.



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NK Judo

NK Judo voortaan in Almere

De Nederlandse judokampioenschappen zijn de komende drie jaar in het Topsportcentrum van Almere. Dat is de gemeente maandag overgekomen met de de judobond JBN. Het titeltoernooi werd sinds 2004 in Rotterdam gehouden. De eerste NK op de nieuwe locatie in de polder zijn op 1 en 2 oktober 2016.

‘We zijn trots de bestaande samenwerking met Almere verder uit te breiden. Naast de NK judo ondersteunt Almere ook al enkele jaren de NK jiujitsu en was het in juni nog gastheer van de EK jiujitsu’, zei bondsvoorzitter Willem Jan Stegeman. ‘Wij willen de stad Rotterdam, en Rotterdam Topsport in het bijzonder, enorm bedanken voor de goede samenwerking in de afgelopen twaalf jaar. Zij hebben een grote bijdrage geleverd aan de wedstrijdsport en prestaties van onze topjudoka’s.’


Sambo Encyclopedia

Better body and groundwork

We have just added some exiting new books to our webshop.

If you want to take your physical and mental training to the next level… read these books. There is no other way than to improve you training!













If groundwork is your game, we have some exciting new books from Steve Scott. He writes excellent books which are mostly Sambo based, but usefull for anyone who likes to train on the ground.












If you are more into weapon training… Check out these books.














And finally. Are you completely into reality based training and the mental aspect that come with self-defence? Don’t worry. We have the latest book of Roy Miller… Conflict Communication.



Internationaal Festival 2015 Tai Chi


Kacem Zoughari seminar Rotterdam

In september Dr. Kacem Zoughari will visit The Netherlands again for another great seminar on Shinden Fudo Ryu and Kenjutsu .Kacem currently lives in Japan and is a close personal student of both Hatsumi sensei and Ishizuka sensei.

The 2 day seminar will be in the Sportzaal
Burgemeester Josselin De Jonglaan 27, Rotterdam
Saturday 11:00 – 17:00
Sunday 11:00 – 17:00
80 EUR 1 day training
130 EUR 2 days training
Extra training:
There is also extra training on Friday night.That training will start at 20:00 at The Old School,
Schoterboshof 23, Rotterdam
25 Euro (limited availability)
There might ialso be an extra class on Thursday night.
That training will start at 21:00 at The Old School, Schoterboshof 23, Rotterdam
25 Euro (limited availability)
Please forward this information to your friends in the Bujinkan, many people have asked for this
information and we want to see everybody receive this as soon as possible.
Getting there:
The training is close to Rotterdam airport, The Thalys stops in Rotterdam, as well as the Ferries
from the UK. We have many great hotel for all budgets.
This hotel is walking distance from the seminar, a lot of our visitors stay here:
Budget options:
If you need any help arranging your visit let us know.