"Sambo is a sport that is destined to the defense of oneself, of loved ones and of people who can not defend themselves"
The legendary art
The Sambo It originated in the USSR as a means to improve the level of unarmed combat of Red Army troops.
The November 16 of 1938 was recognized as a national sport in the Soviet Union and also as a martial art for the country's special forces.
The name of Sambo comes from the following acronym (САМозащита Без Оружия-samozashita bez oruzhia, means "combat without weapons“).
The creators of the sambo (Vasiliy Sergeyevich Oshchepkov, Anatoly Kharlampiev,) were inspired by numerous martial arts like the judo, the Armenian Koch, the Georgian Chidaoba, the Moldovan Trîntǎ, the Uzbek Kurash, and the Mongolian Khapsagay.
There is a film that narrates the creation of this martial art and the arduous search effort that its creators made, it is called "Invincible" and we leave you here the subtitled version:
The Sambo has a noble philosophy, its objective is the defense of oneself, the loved ones and to protect those who can not do it by themselves.
The Sambo uses judo-style keys and dams and wrestling, combined with traditional styles such as the Armenian Koch and the Georgian Chidaoba. In addition, he uses the opponent's own strength against him to project it and make him fail the blows.
There is a variant of the sambo (called Combat Sambo) which, in addition to keys and projections, executes blows in the style of boxing, muay thai, etc. It is a more complete style and encompasses all combat situations. It is the one usually practiced by Russian special forces.
It is considered as the martial art with the most detailed evolution of all the history of mankind
Legends of the Sambo
-Fedor Emelianenko: "The Last Emperor"
The most prominent sambo practitioner in history. Considered the best wrestler of the twentieth century was 4 world champion in the MMA heavyweight category. His ability in the ring was unrivaled and he was dubbed "The Last Emperor" for his mastery of the
Martial Arts. Thanks to him, the Sambo expanded brilliantly throughout the world. We leave you a video with its highlights:
President of the Russian Federation and one of the most powerful men on the planet, has the sambo among his favorite combat systems. Practitioner since the 11 years, the sambo helped to polish his considerable martial skills among other styles such as help and forge his iron will.
Where to practice the Sambo
In Spain to practice this style of combat you can find the places where it is taught on this page. http://www.felucha.com
In Chile you can do it through Sambo Chile, in Mexico in Sambo Mexico and in Argentina in Sambo Argentina.
If you want to learn a martial art that helps you protect yourself and those you love, the Sambo is your choice dear Russian Lover : )