Tuesday, October 30, 2012

4 Grappling Style Championship UK


Swallows Leisure Centre
Sittingbourne Kent
Sunday March 10th

IBF Junior Judo Tournament
Open to all Judo Associations
5 to 7 year-8 to 11 years- 12 to 15 years
Boys and Girls
Senior Kyu Grade Tournament
Open to all Judo Associations

BSF Sanctioned Level 1 tournament
This event is a points scoring event for BSF Affiliated Associations
Youths Male & Female 16 to 18 years
Adult Male & Female
Combat Sambo Men over 18 years

Youths Male & Female 16 to 18 years
Adult Male & Female

Youths Male & Female 16 to 18 years
Adult Male & Female

For further information and entry form
Email: IBFBCSA@Gmail.com

More Sombo Instructors

British CombatSombo Association are continually striving to improve and enlarge Sombo and Combat Sambo in Great Britain, this is done by organising competitions and Courses.

On Saturday October 27th the BCSA organised yet another successful Sombo Instructors Course at the British Sombo Federation Centre  of Excellence in Sittingbourne. Instructors were John Clarke National Sombo Coach and Colin Carrott BSF Senior Referee. The course was spread over 5 hours and is an introduction to teaching Sombo to other experienced people from other Martial Arts/Combat Forms. This time we had a group of lads from Suffolk who were well versed in Striking and self defence forms they were Lee Dootson, Wojtek Walkowsled, Norm Wills and Andy Smith all passed to Green Belt Sombo Level 1 Sombo Instructor

The BSCA Sombo Awards are recognised by the Governing Body for Sombo in GB the British Sombo Federation anyone interested in qualifying as a Sombo Instructor should email ibfbcsa@gmail.com

Friday, October 26, 2012

World Sambo Masters 2012

World Masters Sambo Championships

The venue for this event was the Mohammed V stadium Casablanca la very impressive place with 3 full size mats as per usual the FIAS accreditation was pandemonium but once the tournament started it ran like clockwork. I had a couple of complaints and they were that there  was no where in the stadium to get a coffee or snack, there was no memorabilia for sale. Also I expect due to a admin error there was no Union Flag and no mention of the UK in the programme list of participating countries, maybe this was the reason UK and Swiss team did not get a participation gift. These were just annoying because the main reason we were here was to compete in the Worlds. 
UK had small delegation BSF President Martin Clarke, Valerie Clarke BSF Ladies rep, Drew Cullen 50/54 years u90 k, Roland Newson 50/54 years u82 k

Roland had a very experienced Russian fighter and done well only to lose on a 4 point hold down, sadly the competition system used at this event only allows those who lose to the finalist to come back in the repercharge. So Roland was out, I believe                                                                                 F.I.A.S should adopt the system of the British Sombo Federation where you have a minimum of two matches. Roland is a very fit strong fighter so I am sure he will be in the medals next year. 
Drew again had a hard fight fighting his first match with the eventual Russian Gold medallist, yet Drew has been training since he was 5 years old and did not give up. He fought in the u90k class to avoid having two players in the u82 k, Drew could not match the Russians strength but for man of his age he was very agile twisting out of throws but the outcome a loss on points was inevitable. His next fight was against a Ukrainian who arm locked him in the 3rd minute, so no medals for Team GB this time.
I always have admiration for men who put their reputation on the line, Swiss Sambo President Herve Gheldman was one of them who though unplaced had the courage to have a go. 
Another was the famous Major General ASLANBEK ASLAKHANOV a legend in Sambo and In the Eastern block In 1967 he joined the police force and in 1988 played an instrumental role in saving hostages on board a plane in Mineralnye Vody, for which he was awarded the order of the red star. Author of Democracy Cannot Be Criminal, Mafia, the Fifth Power, and Mafia in Russia with No Sensation. Master of sports in Wrestling, Sambo, and Judo. Until 1987, was Vice President of Moscow Judo Federation, later was the President of the International Judo Federation uniting CIS countries' athletes.The 70 year old won both of his fights to take Gold but he could have easily have watched shaking people's hands, he won a lot of respect from a lot of people including mine, a man of courage.
 Val with Mascot
This event was dominated by the Russians and Eastern block countries and it is a tough event and I hope I see more Western countries competing, yet Germany, France won medals and I was surprised to see howyet Germany, France won medals and I was surprised to see how good the Moroccan team were.
As for Casablanca I found it a very safe and hospital place with reasonable priced restaurants, begging with deformed children and adults still gets to me though. Just a reminder that none of us were sponsored in any way, we all travelled at our own expense

Thursday, October 25, 2012

GB World Sambo Team

The BSF British will be:

Sambo Team:
U57k Bradley Belsey England,
U62k Casey Belsey England,
U68k Ashley Costa England,
 U74k Reece Armstrong Scotland
U82k Jamie Marzetti England,
U90k Johannes Alder Scotland
U100k Barry Gibson England,
O100k Matthew Clempner England

Combat Sambo Team:
 U82k Ryan Trebitcock,
 U100k Barry Gibson England
O100k Ben Whitehead England

Martin Clarke BSF President
Robin Hyslop BSF Chairman,
 John Clarke National Sambo Coach,
Colin Carrott Combat Sambo Coach, 
Russell Dodds Press Officer
John Sharpe BSF Treasurer

This is the largest team we have taken for over 20 years what is more important it is a team of a good standard let all of us wish them good luck 


World SAMBO Championships - Minsk
16 November 2012 ,  12:00 - 12:30 GMT  
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World SAMBO Championships (sport and combat SAMBO), Minsk, Belarus 9-11 November 2012

500 athletes from 50 different countries, in 27 weight categories of sports SAMBO (men and women) and combat SAMBO will participate in the World SAMBO Championship which will take place in Minsk from the 9th to the 11th of November.
The favorites of this Championship are the teams from Russia, Georgia, Belarus, and Bulgaria. Lithuania, France, Romania, and Italy are teams which are gaining strength in SAMBO nowadays. Athletes from these countries are real contenders for medals of World SAMBO Championship in Minsk.
SAMBO was officially founded on November 16th, 1938. It originated in the 1920s, as a unique synthesis of the best techniques from wrestling and martial arts around the world: Uzbek kurash, Georgian chiadoba and Armenian kokh, Japanese jiu-jitsu and judo, Chinese «shuai jiao» and French wrestling and savate boxing and Mongolian bukh barilda.
SAMBO is developed worldwide by the FIAS, the International SAMBO Federation, founded in 1984. FIAS is guided by the principles of peace and openness.
Today the Federation is headed by Vasily Shestakov, a member of the Russian Parliament, master in SAMBO and judo, and merited coach of Russia.
Nowadays, SAMBO is popular in 84 countries from the five continents and is recognized as an efficient system of physical education and development.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012





including coaching qualification level 1, 2 and 3, this will be run as a comprehensive seminar not a bash about session 11am till the afternoon 2-3ish depending on how many book up, the last seminars were a success and had some great feedback,

 £25 for the seminar 

£45 if doing the coaching qualification/grading this includes the cost of membership. 

this will be at the new gym just round the corner from the old one, on Lancaster Lane in Heathhall industrial estate Dumfries.

Contact Robin Hyslop

Saturday, October 13, 2012

IBF Junior Judo Championship




Open to all Young Judoka

Swallows Leisure Centre Central Avenue Sittingbourne Kent

Sunday March 10th 2013

Dear Judoka

Over recent years Judo has been on a decline but because of the success of our two ladies in the Olympics there seems to a re insurgent of Judoka wishing to compete. So the IBF have taken the chance of once again hiring the Swallows Leisure Centre for a Tournament. The Hall is big enough to have 2 Judo Areas and a Sombo area so on the same day we will have Judo-Sombo-BCSA MMA Grappling. So an interesting day out for the family

Categories:  Boys & Girls 5,6,7 years – Boys & Girls 8,9,10, 11 years – Boys & Girls 12,13,14,15 years

Entry Forms can be obtained from Swale Martial Arts Club 127 East Street Sittingbourne Kent ME10 4BL – IBFBCSA@Gmail.com