MPR Endurance is the United States Russian Sambo National Training Center. Our Sambo Program is headed by International, USA Sambo & Master of Sport Coach Mikhail Kozitskiy, USA Sambo Coach and National Sambo Champion Erik Purcell and Bob Clark. Here at MPR our Sambo Program is geared to athletes wanting to compete and learn Russian Sambo as well as enhance their BJJ, MMA, Judo or Wrestling. We currently have 5 athletes that actively compete on the USA Sambo Team and compete Internationally as well as here in the US. Our Sambo Athlete Training Practices are held every Monday and Friday at noon.
Judo is a classic martial art with it’s origins in Japanese JiuJitsu. Judo means “The gentle way”. Here at MPR our program is taught in it’s classic format within the complete Judo framework and rules system.
We have a Judo competition team headed by our Yudanshakai Blackbelt Jeff Cobb. We encourage all of our team members to register under the USJA and the USJF to have their rank officially recognized worldwide.
Our class teaches classic chokes, pins, footwork and throws commonly seen in the olympic setting. Grab your Gi and come learn this great art with us every Thursday night at 6pm only at MPR Endurance. Our class is part of our MPR MMA Membership. Only a Gi is needed to take part!
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Judo (柔道 jūdō?, meaning “gentle way”) is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. Its most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the object is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a grappling maneuver, or force an opponent to submit by joint locking or by executing a strangle hold or choke. Strikes and thrusts by hands and feet as well as weapons defenses are a part of judo, but only in pre-arranged forms (kata) and are not allowed in judo competition or free practice (randori).
The philosophy and subsequent pedagogy developed for judo became the model for other modern Japanese martial arts that developed from koryū (古流?, traditional schools). The worldwide spread of judo has led to the development of a number of offshoots such as Sambo and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Judo practitioners are called judoka.