Correspondence courses have been a very successful method of learning and obtaining qualifications for 10’s of years. The Open University has been a success since it was introduced in the 60’s. Until now to give qualifications in a Martial/Combat Art without meeting the student would have been impossible and fraudulent. With modern day technology this is no longer the case if you have a Camcorder and access to a computer it is now possible.
Yes my system it was me Martin Clarke who first used the terminology CombatSombo in 1983, it is a registered service mark owned by me. The Russian have always had a combat system but it came under the heading of SAMBO only in the last few years have they started to put the word Combat in front. To distinguish the two on an international basis they now call my system the British CombatSombo System. I made the mistake of not registering my system worldwide but in the UK the name and the system belongs to me and I am prepared to sue anyone who uses the name and practices the system something I have done on three occasions.
1st you need to become a member of CombatSombo International you can join through your National Body if there is no National Body membership is £50 per annum.
2nd I will need a photograph of yourself.
3rd You will be sent a membership book in that book is a syllabus, which you will work to. The syllabus has been formulated to accommodate all sexes, plus all weights and sizes. It is a grid system, unlike other grading systems where you are told to perfect a specific technique, this allows you freedom to develop in your own way. If you are a tall slim man you will do a hip throw different than a small fat man and neither of you are wrong. As CombatSombo is a grappling Self Defence System we expect you to master the throw, hold or lock before you learn a self defence technique. Why? My experiences have found that those people who practised a grappling sport ie Judo, Sombo, Freestyle etc always advanced very rapidly through the grades in self defence system ie Jiu Jitsu. Plus it is a much quicker way of learning, most systems expect you to learn in a Rote fashion ie Some one attacks you with a punch to the head you do this technique, with my system once you have learnt one throw you use it against many types of attacks.
4th How do I learn: You can purchase CombatSombo, Sombo, Judo, Jiu Jitsu videos and CombatSombo Books you can also visit Youtube type in Britishsombo or IBFBCSA or go to www.dailymotion.com./britishcombatsombo As CombatSombo is a grappling self defence system you can get books and videos on Judo, Sombo Wrestling, Freestyle Wrestling, Jiu Jitsu etc for the striking investigate Kickboxing and Boxing. You can visit one of our clubs or attend the many courses we run. The speed of your progress is up to you.
So you think you are ready for a grading?
All correspondence will be in English and finances will be in £ Sterling or US $
1st Degree Black Belt is £250
2nd Degree Black Belt is £400
3rd Degree Black Belt is £600
Once you have become a Black Belt you can then become a teacher and examiner for CombatSombo, this could a lucrative pastime for you.
Also remember we are all ways available for advice.
I also grade in Sambo plus many other Martial Arts please visit www.budo-ibf.co.uk and visit Classical Martial Arts Society
GrandMaster Martin Clarke
Founder CombatSombo System
118 East Street
www.britishsambo.co.uk More of what I do
Email: IBFBCSA @ Gmail.com
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