Wing Chun vs. Russian Sambo in MMA – ends BRUTALLY

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

In modern-day MMA, you almost never ever see the one style versus one style matches anymore and there’s a good reason for that. Sure, you still see some fighters who prefer to grapple and others who prefer to strike, but all fighters nowadays can do it all, and if you can’t you’re going to be in some trouble.

In this video, however, we see somewhat of an homage to the old days of MMA where practitioners of one singular style go at it and, like it was in the old days, it is still pretty interesting to see what happens.

According to the translated YouTube video title, this is a fight between a Russian Sambo practitioner and a Wing Chun guy that took place in Taiwan.

Although both styles on their own aren’t exactly what you need for MMA competition, I’d still reckon any form of Sambo is going to be exponentially more effective than Wing Chun which never seems to hold up in competition.

Sambo focuses on grappling techniques and there are several various styles of Sambo too such as Sport Sambo, Freestyle, as well as Combat Sambo which includes striking in its arsenal too.

Check out the video below to see who comes out on top – Russian Sambo or Chinese Wing Chun (Sambo guy is wearing white and the Wing Chun dude is in black).

Sambo is a Soviet martial art and combat sport. The word “SAMBO” is an acronym for SAMozashchita Bez Oruzhiya, which literally translates as “self-defense without weapons”. Sambo is relatively modern since its development began in the early 1920s by the Soviet Red Army to improve their hand-to-hand combat abilities. It was intended to be a merger of the most effective techniques of other martial arts. [Source: Wiki]

Wing Chun teaches practitioners to advance quickly and strike at close range. While the Wing Chun forward kick can be considered a long range technique, many Wing Chun practitioners practice “entry techniques”—getting past an opponent’s kicks and punches to bring them within range of Wing Chun’s close range repertoire. This means that theoretically if the correct techniques are applied, a shorter person with a shorter range can defeat a larger person by getting inside their range and attacking them close to their body. [Source: Wiki]

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