What is Sambo?

Sambo/Sombo is a  Combat Grappling Discipline from Russia. The word Sambo is an acronym for Samozashchita Bez Pruzhiya which means Self Defence without Weapons. The style developed in the 1920’s by Victor Spiridonov and Vasilli Oshchepkov as a means to develop the Soviet Unions Red Army Hand to Hand Combat. Oshchepkov died in prison as [...]