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In 1920’s, a special system of self-defense was created in the USSR to train the Army and police officers. A group of enthusiasts from different sports societies started dealing with this problem. Developers paid a special attention to studying the holds of national single combat events: Uzbek Kurash, Georgian Chidaoba, Armenian Kokh, Russian Fist Fighting. Japanese Jujitsu, Mongolian Bukh Barilda, Chinese Shuai Jiao, French Wrestling, Judo and French Boxing Savate had a significant effect on the formation of SAMBO.
In 1923, a SAMBO section was established in Dynamo Sports Society, as a new martial art. SAMBO obtained its official recognition as “self-defense without weapons” on November 16, 1938. Thanks to its origin, SAMBO possessed, from the very beginning, a rich arsenal of painful holds, advanced fighting techniques in standing and ground positions and combinational tactics in holding the bouts.
SAMBO techniques advantage was proved already in the first years of this sport appearance. SAMBO fighters practically won all the bouts competing with the representatives of other Single Combat sports. At present SAMBO is a dynamically developing sport that keeps on perfecting.

Behind the scenes: what happened in the World Sambo Championships out of the field of play
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Behind the scenes: what happened in the World Sambo Championships out of the field of play

The World SAMBO Championships were held last weekend in Sofia, Bulgaria. The competition that brings face-to-face the best sambists in the world is also a unique chance for the Sambo stakeholders to evaluate the progress of the sport in different continents and discuss future paths at the FIAS Congress. This year’s encounter preceded the very […]

Belarusian sambist Stepan Popov receives Fair Play prize
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Belarusian sambist Stepan Popov receives Fair Play prize

The Fair Play award ceremony took place on October 15 in Budapest, Hungary. Belarusian sambist Stepan Popov was awarded a special diploma for gallantry during competitions at the 2015 European Games in Baku. The hero talked about the ceremony in an exclusive interview with the FIAS website.

What is happening in the world of disability SAMBO? International digest
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What is happening in the world of disability SAMBO? International digest

Turkey On September 14, a working meeting on the development of SAMBO for the visually impaired in Turkey was held in the office of the International SAMBO Federation. Roman Novikov, the Head of the Commission on SAMBO Development for the Blind and Visually Impaired at the Russian SAMBO Federation shared his experience of the organization’s […]

SAMBO Tournament at the Kadayawan Festival in Davao City, Philippines
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SAMBO Tournament at the Kadayawan Festival in Davao City, Philippines

The Kadayawan Festival is an annual festival held in Davao City, Philippines, when people give thanks for an abundant harvest from the land, the rivers and the sea. Kadayawan is considered one of the most spectacular and famous festivals in the Philippines. Traditionally, it lasts for one week in August, but various events may go […]

The Russia – SAMBO – United Kingdom exhibition has opened in Russia’s State Duma
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The Russia – SAMBO – United Kingdom exhibition has opened in Russia’s State Duma

The opening ceremony of the Russia – SAMBO – United Kingdom exhibition took place today, April 26, in Russia’s State Duma. The event coincides with the competitions of the annual President’s SAMBO Cup in the UK and other projects of the International SAMBO Federation. Guests viewed the exhibits before the opening ceremony. Photos were arranged on stands […]

The third President’s Cup will be held in Edinburgh in September
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The third President’s Cup will be held in Edinburgh in September

The place and dates of the third President’s SAMBO Cup to be held in the UK have been decided. After London and Manchester, the tournament has moved to Edinburgh, Scotland. This is where the attention of SAMBO athletes from around the world who want to fight for the prestigious challenge trophy will be focused on […]

SAMBO athletes participated in the White Card campaign
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SAMBO athletes participated in the White Card campaign

Three years ago, the Peace and Sport international sports organization initiated the White Card campaign dedicated to the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on April 6. The essence of the campaign is that athletes are invited to take a photo or selfie with a White Card in their hands in order to […]

Colombian Sambists Gather to Win for Peace
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Colombian Sambists Gather to Win for Peace

The 8th Colombian SAMBO Championship and the 1st “Colombia for Peace” International Sport and Combat SAMBO Tournament will be held from March 18 to 20 in Cali, Colombia. The motto of the tournament is “Win for Peace!”. “We came up with the idea of holding an international ‘Colombia for Peace’ tournament because we work a lot with poor athletes […]

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