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Sambo - Combat Sambo


It is similar to Olympic wrestling, and Judo, but with some differences in rules, protocol, and uniform. It allows all types of knee and ankle dislocations, but without allowing the use of strangulations.


There are three generally recognized variants: Fight Sambo, Combat Sambo which was used and developed by the military, and Self Defense Sambo.


It is developed with arm and leg techniques, with the body to body imbalances, lifts and projections are forced. Ground control techniques include locking and joint dislocations in the shoulders, hips, ankles, wrists, and knees to defeat the opponent.

some history

Before the 1917 Russian Revolution it did not have a unified system of unarmed combat. For this reason, a team of experts was commissioned to develop the Army's own combat system. All economic mechanisms were made available to research and develop the best possible combat system. The team of experts traveled the world collecting the most effective techniques of the best-known disciplines at that time, these being: Judo, jiu jitsu, Boxing, Savate and wrestling modalities, which they fused together with the fights indigenous to the USSR, also adding techniques from Olympic disciplines such as Greco-Roman wrestling, wrestling and boxing. Later, at the beginning of the 21st century, the techniques of Muay Thai were integrated. Sambo is considered to have the most detailed information on the evolution of a combat system in the history of humanity.


It is aesthetically very similar to Judo and Olympic Wrestling. In competition it is very similar to Judo, with some differences in the Rules and the Uniform. Some differences with Judo are that in Sambo all types of knee and ankle dislocations are allowed, but the use of strangulation is not allowed as in Judo.


Competitive modality under the protection of the FELODA in Spain

 Sambo prepares its students for standing and ground fighting. It is a martial art that can be quickly adapted to MMA, and when executed well it can be very dominant due to all the techniques it provides and the pressure it puts on the opponent. It is a discipline that fully integrates the work of the mind and body in a harmonious way. In his practice the athlete must reach a high point of calm and precision, as well as strength and coordination. This with the purpose of causing maximum damage with minimum effort and strain. Sambo Wrestling: Similar to Judo, with a certain Olympic wrestling style. The competition is similar to Judo, but with some differences in rules (eg leg holds), protocol, and uniform.
 The "Kurtka" jacket is different from the "Keikogis" used in other martial arts since it allows the Sambo practitioner to insert the belt inside, through some eyelets, to prevent the jacket from coming off. The basic equipment of this modality is made up of a jacket (blue or red) called "Kurtka", a belt, shorts of the same color as the jacket and the Sambo shoes, the "Sambovki".


Combat Sambo is a hybrid martial art of Russian origin that existed long before mixed martial arts (MMA), it has almost any movement imaginable since it includes techniques of all combat distances; punches, elbows, knees, head, legs and melee, takedowns, throws, chokes, locks and all kinds of submissions.


Combat allows athletes trained in boxing, jiu-jitsu, karate, kickboxing, wrestling, Greco-Roman and other schools to fully demonstrate, without restrictions, their fighting technique and achieve victory.


More than 20 years of experience in training athletes and hundreds of sports competitions held at a high level confirm the high safety and low injury rate of Combat Sambo.


In Combat, the effectiveness of technical actions is valued to finish as quickly as possible. The resolution of a combat is the voluntary recognition of one of the participants as defeated. That is why in Combat sambo techniques from all kinds of combat sports are used.