The post smells like snake oil...
In the pictures, you will see me in my Spartan Gym shirt. Sadly, the Spartan Gym no longer exists. But moving right along, I have been encouraged by my Sambo instructor to get Sambo into the public eye. And if you look closely at the pictures, teaching the Marines at MacDill AFB, you will see some of Sambo in action. The particular leg lock system you see in the photos is my contribution to the art. It's not a great contribution, but it was good enough to give me instructor status in Sambo by Jakob and Michael Mercer. (To gain that level, a student must make a contrbution to the art. Jakob felt that I did).
Anyhow, some people have cautioned me not to show my Sniper System of leg locks. They think the system is great and that it shouldn't be seen by anyone who hasn't earned the right by training with me directly. Oh well. I have posted a few pictures so you could see it firsthand. They say pictures speak a thousand words. And some of my guys think I'm educating the public as to our peculiar take on things. But don't worry. Though pictures speak a thousand words, they also leave out a million more. In other words, without seeing how I got to the leg locks, then the pictures will be of little value to you. You need to know the "connective tissue" that holds it altogether. And no picture can provide that for you.
In response to my students, let me remind you that we are always evolving. Although the Sniper System of leg locks might appear the latest and greatest to some, let me assure you that I'm already developing another version. So by the time anyone has learned the system, I will have something else that surpasses it. This isn't bragging, it's merely the truth.
All that aside, look at the pictures through a microscope. If you think creatively, you can get a lot from them. In fact, I have chosen the pictures that I think best demonstrate the essence of the Sniper System and of Sambo as well. Check them out, pay attention to the headings, and before long you will have a great visual supplement to your gym training. Pictures can't teach you, but they can help your instructor teach you. I hope these pictures help.
PS: This Sambo MySpace is intended to be a training page for Sambo. So expect more blogs and pictures soon. Until next time ...