American Sambo Association Approves BlackForce MMA For Certification

Fedor Emelianenko is recognized by many in the world of mixed martial arts as the greatest heavyweight fighter in the history of the sport.

Perhaps few however, realize that Emelianenko’s fighting background is rooted in Sambo. And, for those hoping to pick up on some of the skills that helped “The Last Emperor” shape his fighting style, only one mixed martial arts school in the Carolinas is prepared to help in that quest – Summerville based Black Force Mixed Martial Arts Academy.

“We are the only school in North or South Carolina to be carried by (The American Sambo) Association,” Black Force MMA owner Dwight Decker said.

“Sambo is a Russian form of martial arts,” he added. “They use it in the military in Russia for defending against armed or unarmed people. In any martial art, you will have those overlaps of Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Karate … striking. Just different things overlapping different things.”

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