Balance MMA is breaking new ground today by becoming the first and only academy in Toronto to offer classes in Russia Sambo.
Sambo is a martial art that was first developed in the 1920’s by the Red Army in the Soviet Union and was a mixing of what were considered to be the most effective martial arts at the time. In that way, Combat Sambo is a precursor to modern-day mixed martial arts as it combines both striking and grappling. It has recently seen a resurgence in popularity thanks to notable practitioners like former Pride Heavyweight Champion, Fedor Emelianenko and current UFC Lightweight contender, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The Sambo classes at Balance MMA are taught by Coach Riccardo, a former Swiss Sambo champion who has trained under the likes of Oleg Taktarov and Fedor Emelianenko.
Sambo classes commence January 8th and are held every Monday at 6PM and are 60 minutes in duration.