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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.

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 […]

Journalists applaud SAMBO once again
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Journalists applaud SAMBO once again

The 79th Congress of the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) is now being held in Doha. As part of this major event, Nikolai Dolgopolov, AIPS Vice President and Chairman of the SAMBO Commission, presented a report on the development of SAMBO last year. There was special emphasis on the development of SAMBO worldwide: the President’s […]

Britain is determined to take home the President’s Cup Trophy: three new Sambo clubs open in Manchester
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Britain is determined to take home the President’s Cup Trophy: three new Sambo clubs open in Manchester

The first President’s Cup was held in London, England, in September of last year; this year the prestigious tournament will take place on the 27th of September, in Manchester. After coming second to the Russians, the founders of Sambo, the British team have their minds set on winning and finally leaving at home the exquisite […]

How sambo won a huge popularity in Serbia in a blink of an eye
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How sambo won a huge popularity in Serbia in a blink of an eye

June became a month when a new bright page in the sports history of Serbia was written. The inclusion of sambo in the program of the I European Games in Baku allowed this single combat to flare brightly in this country and around the world. After winning a gold medal in the weight category of […]

Stepan Popov – a hero of our time
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Stepan Popov – a hero of our time

Within a few days this story spread around the world and the act of a Belarusian sambist Stepan Popov delighted a lot of people many of whom have never heard about sambo before. After winning the final sambo tournament during the European Games 2015 over the representative of Azerbaijan Amil Gasimov, Stepan Popov then picked […]

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