On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman speaks with Stephen Koepfer, the co-founder of the Coalition to Legalize Mixed Martial Arts in New York, and the head coach at New York Combat Sambo.
Eddie Goldman spoke with Stephen on Friday afternoon, beginning by noting the growing public support for the legalization of mixed martial arts in New York. They also discussed some of what has been done and still needs to be done to win this battle in the New York State legislature.
The sport of sambo is growing in stature internationally, Koepfer discussed some of the recent successes by American athletes in international sambo competition. Also noted are how more people are realizing the effectiveness of sambo as one of the many disciplines which are essential for mixed martial arts, and how many athletes with success in both sport and combat sambo are now achieving success in mixed martial arts as well.