Tuesday, April 28, 2015


Presidents Cup 2015

The 2nd President’s Cup SAMBO Martial Arts Tournament is back to United Kingdom: Manchester. EventCity. September 26, 2015

YES the Presidents Cup is back for a second year WHY because it was one of the most successful Combat Tournaments in GB during 2014. Last year the South of England had the benefit of seeing this spectacular event and 2015 it is the turn of the North.

The Categories are yet to be decided but you can be assured this will be a spectacular event a day not to be missed so get your tickets NOW.

Your Great Britain Team will be named next week


Monday, April 27, 2015


Sambo/Judo Summer Camp


Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of August

Judo-Sambo and Combat Sambo.

Swale Martial Arts Club
(BSF Centre of Excellence)
127 East Street

Saturday Arrival

9.30am - prompt start of 10.30am.

10.30am - Welcome and introduction

10.45am till 12.45pm - 40 throws of the Gokyu/ 40 throw for Sambo and Combat Sambo.

1pm till 3pm -Ground work techniques. (Arm locks, strangles, and Leg locks)

3.45pm till 4.45pm -Coaching best practise.

5pm till 6pm- Hold downs and turn overs.

7.30pm till 9pm FIGHT NIGHT, followed by beerwazza!!!!!


10am till 12pm – Contest Techniques (Judo, Sambo and Combat Sambo)

12.30 Till 2.30pm- Grading practice.

3pm grading for all Disciplines + Instructors exams/awards.

The price for the weekend is £80 plus grading/exam fee.

(Anyone can stay at the dojo free of charge Friday and Saturday night).

Kyu grade and Instructor fee is £10 each.
Dan Grade- 1st £30 2nd £40 3rd £50 4th £60.

All money to be in by 1st August and late entries will be charged £100.

Cheques made payable to John Clarke
118 East Street Sittingbourne Kent ME10 4RX.

All Participants must have IBF/BCSA Licence for Grading and Exams. Those with no licence must produce proof of insurance


Thursday, April 23, 2015


British Trials and Championship for Combat Wrestling

International Federation Combat Wrestling
Great Britain Trials 2015
For World Championships Varna, Bulgaria, August 2015
Saturday 9th May 2015
Bedfordshire Police HQ, Woburn Road, Kempston, Beds MK43 9AX
Weigh In 10:00hrs
Wrestling Commences 10:30hrs
FICW Rules Apply
Match time: 1 Round of 5 mins.
Weight Categories
Senior Males:  52, 57, 62, 68, 74, 82, 90, 100, +100 kg
Senior Females: 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 80, +80 kg
Required uniform:
Red or blue shirt and shorts, wrestling shoes. (Blue or red rash guards are allowed)
Cost of Entry £10.00p to be paid on the day.

Awards: Good quality medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and invitation to compete at the Combat Wrestling World Championships

(No Late Entries Accepted)

Send entry forms to; ukhq@combatwrestling.org

Winning methods
1. Tap or verbally submit to joint lock or strangle hold.
2. Technical victory by 12 clear point’s difference.
3. Judge decision, based on majority of points. In case of equal score, the winner will be determined by the following factors:
a) Player with less cautions wins.
b) Player who scored big points wins.
4. In case the score is still equal, two extensions of 3 minutes are allowed.
a) In the two extensions, wins the player who scored 2 or more points first.
b) If the match finishes without a clear winner, the referees can vote to declare a winner, based on his performance (active gameplay, willingness to finish the match, submission attempts).
Points awarded:
1) Standing:
1 point for throws, landing the opponent on his front side (elbows and knees) or on his buttocks.
2 points for throws, landing the opponent on his side.
4 points for throws, landing the opponent on his back, or throwing the opponent above the waist height.
2) Positioning:
1 point for back mount (two hooks in).
1 point for mount position, if not used as a pin.
3) Pins:
Pins are counted after the confirmation of 2 of the 3 referees.
As pins are counted the positions when the top player has control over the immobilization, applied from side control or north- west position.
1 point awarded for 10 seconds or more.
3 points awarded for 20 seconds or more.
4 points awarded for 30 seconds.
Pin points are awarded only once for the duration for 1 match.
If the pin is applied in the end of the match time, the immobilisation will be allowed for the full length, even if exceeding the duration of the match.
Breaking up, inactivity and cautions:
If the two players are not active on the ground, the referee will break them up and the action will be restarted from standing, in the centre of the mat.
If one of the players is reluctant to fight, on agreement of two of the referees, the player will be awarded warning and 1 point for his opponent. If the inactive player does not engage actively in the fight, second warning will be awarded and 1 point for his opponent. Third warning leads to immediate disqualification.
In case of 3 cautions.
In case of serious foul.
Prohibited actions:
Use of Vaseline or any similar substances on the body.
Biting, scratching, eye gouging, fish hooking.
Any kind of non- sportsmanship behaviour
Use of closed guard.
Neck vices.
Trunk constriction or leg scissors
Neck cranks and spine attacks.
Small joints manipulation (fingers). Heel hook.
Head spiking.
Throws against the joint or standing joint locks
Any kind of striking.

Entry Form
Full Name

Date of Birth

Full Address

Email Address

Home Telephone Number

Mobile Number

Weight Category

Wrestling Style BJJ, Judo, Wrestling, MMA.

Insurance Details

Important Notice
For your own protection it is important you have insurance to take part in this competition. If you already have insurance through your governing body and it will allow you to take part in combat wrestling it will be accepted by the FICW.
If you do not have insurance then you can obtain a 12 month insurance from British Combat Sombo Association. Insurance application form attached.
Please send application and fee for insurance direct to the British Combat Sombo Association. (Details on insurance application form)
Sorry but NO insurance, no entry to the competition.
I confirm I have insurance that enables me to take part in the combat wrestling trials. I understand that participation in the above event or activity could include actions or tasks which might be hazardous to me. By signing below, I assume any risk of harm or injury which might occur to me due to my participation in the event or activity. I release the organisation International Federation Combat Wrestling (UK) and Bedfordshire Police from all liability, costs and damages which might arise from participation in the above named event or activity.

Signed_________________________________________   Date_______________
Please also sign and return attached adult waiver form.
Send entry form and waiver to; ukhq@combatwrestling.org
International Federation Combat Wrestling

In consideration of being allowed to participate in any way in the International Federation Combat Wrestling British Team Trials 9th May 2015, related events and activities, the undersigned acknowledges, appreciates, and agrees that:
1) The risk of injury from the activities involved in this program is significant, including the potential for permanent paralysis and death, and while particular rules, equipment, and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious injury does exist; and,
2) I KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUME ALL SUCH RISKS, both known and unknown, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES or others, and assume full responsibility for my participation; and,
3) I willingly agree to comply with the stated and customary terms and conditions for participation. If, however, I observe any unusual significant hazard during my presence or participation, I will remove myself from participation and bring such to the attention of the nearest official immediately; and,
4) I, for myself and on behalf of my heirs, assigns, personal representatives and next of kin, HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS International Federation Combat Wrestling and Bedfordshire Police, their officers, officials, agents, and/or employees, other participants, sponsoring agencies, sponsors, advertisers, and if applicable, owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the event (“RELEASEES”), WITH RESPECT TO ANY AND ALL INJURY, DISABILITY, DEATH, or loss or damage to person or property, WHETHER ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES OR OTHERWISE, to the fullest extent permitted by law.
5) I understand I must have my own personal injury and liability insurance for participating in this event and by signing this form I acknowledge taking full responsibility for my personal injury and liability insurance.
 SIGNED:______________________________________  DATE_________________
(Participant's Signature)

Name Printed___________________________________

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