World Sambo Championships

This year's Sambo World Championships, originally scheduled to take place in Moscow, Russia in November, have been moved to Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The Russian news agency TASS reported that the president of the All-Russia Sambo Federation, Sergei Yeliseyev, requested that the International Sambo Federation reschedule Moscow to host the world championships for 2025.

The request comes after a December ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport restricted Russia from hosting any world championship sporting events for two years as part of the punishment for a state-sponsored blood doping program among Olympic athletes. Several Olympic sports scheduled to hold world championships in Russia during this time period have sought to skirt the ban due to wording that says the location of the event does not have to be changed if it isn't legally or practically possible. However, sambo, which is still seeking status as a full Olympic sport, chose to comply.

Dr. Craig's Martial Arts Movie Lounge

When The Fast and the Furious (2001) sped into the psyche's of illegal street racing enthusiasts, with a penchant for danger and the psychotic insanity of arrant automotive adventure, the brusque bearish, quasi-hero rebel, Dominic "Dom" Toretto was caustic yet salvationally portrayed with the power of a train using a Vin Diesel engine.

Keep Reading Show less

Japan continued its dominance of judo at the Olympics Wednesday as Chizuru Arai added yet another gold medal to the host country's haul defeating Austria's Michaela Polleres to capture the women's 70 kg class at Tokyo's esteemed Nippon Budokan arena. After choking Madina Taimazova unconscious to win a 16 minute, overtime marathon contest in the semifinals, Arai hit a foot sweep for a half point in regulation time to beat Polleres in the finals and take the gold.

On the men's side, Georgia's Lasha Bekauri returned from a shoulder injury at last month's world championships winning the 90 kg title by scoring a half point throw on Germany's Eduard Trippel in the finals.

Keep Reading Show less

You can be as prepared as ever and still not get the results you had wanted or expected. You can put your heart into every training session, just to lose. The truth is when you step onto the mat the numerical results are out of your control. Sometimes, as mentioned, you can train harder than you ever have, hit a "near perfect" form and still lose. Ironically other times, you can run a form that you didn't think was your strongest with a few slight missteps and still win. Part of having a competitor IQ means that you can assess yourself and your performances realistically and make the proper changes, if any, (but there always are) moving forward to the next tournament. I'm going to share my evaluation process between tournaments down below:

Keep Reading Show less