Member Since: 1/1/01
I've recently been watching some Sambo videos on this channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaGxNzVhEXXSI_dYfbKy5tg). I really like the instruction and techniques, but this one on the rules was especially interesting. I think the ruleset used is excellent - a range of scores for how successful a throw is, pinning points (but unlike Judo no pinning for ippon/total victory), and submissions. What's most interesting IMO is the technical superiority win - victory by having 8 points more than your opponent. I'd really like to see something like that in BJJ - personally I think a really high scoring match is pointless (and really only demonstrates that you're either a show-off or you could never really control your opponent - hence you had to pass guard 10 times). Also this video quickly shows a hip lock that I've never seen (go to 6:20 in the video).