In 1892 the Tsar government brought over a ju jutsu master named Hirose Takeo. Takeo, one of the best alumni of the Kodokan Judo school, taught officers of the Russian General Staff. The word “sambo” is derived from the word combination “unarmed self-defense ”(SAMozaschita Bez Oruzhiya” in Russian). Vasily Oshchepkov and V.A. Spiridonov are credited as founders of sambo, along with A. Kharlampiev who systematized the techniques and summarized the terminology. Professor Oshenchepkov, a second degree black belt of Judo under Jigoro Kano, also studied Karate in Japan for ten years before returning to Russia. Today, the best known Sambo competitor, Fedor Emelianenko, is widely known as the best mixed martial artist of all time.
Sambo practitioners are known for takedowns that combine wrestling and judo manoeuvres, ground control skills, and leg locks. Sambo is for all-round, harmonious personal development. Sambo can be a great life skills enhancer for all types of activity (educational, professional, everyday) as well as a vehicle to achieve improved mastery of a sport. Our dojo offers separate classes for teens and adult, sport sambo and combat sambo.
|Tue||8:15pm – 9:15pm (Adults)|
|Thu||7:30pm – 8:15pm (Youth & Adults)|
|Thu||8:15pm – 9:15pm (Adults & Youth)|
OTTAWA MARTIAL ARTS & FITNESS CLASSES
Tina Takahashi Martial Arts & Fitness aims to provide the highest quality instruction not only for athletes that have high aspirations but also for beginners that may not hold Olympic type dreams. All levels of experience are most welcome with appropriate programs custom made to suit any fitness or skill level.
TINA TAKAHASHI'S HIGHLIGHTS
- CANADA’S 1ST GOLD MEDAL AT WORLD JUDO COMPETITION
- CANADA’S 1ST WOMEN’S OLYMPIC COACH
- CANADA’S SPORT FEDERATION CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION FOR PIONEERING WOMEN’S COMPETITIVE JUDO
- CANADA’S JUDO SPORTS HALL OF FAME, JUDO ONTARIO, OTTAWA AND NEPEAN SPORTS HALL OF FAME MEMBER
- CANADA’S JUDO INSTRUCTOR FOR PRIME MINISTER MULRONEY & PRIME MINISTER TRUDEAU’S CHILDREN