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Combat Sambo (Wales)

 SAMBO (self-defense without weapons) – is a unique synthesis of single combat and martial arts of the world. SAMBO is the original system of physical and spiritual education of a person, in which many nations of the world recognize their sports styles and traditions. SAMBO is an international sport.  Combat sambo (Russian: Боевое Самбо, romanized: Boyevoye Sambo). Utilized and developed for the military, combat sambo resembles modern mixed martial arts, including forms of striking and grappling. Combat sambo allows regular punches, kicks, elbows, and knees, as well as soccer kicksheadbutts and groin strikes, in addition to throws, holds, chokes and locks, except for a standing or flying wristbar.[12] The chief distinction from Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ), apart from striking techniques, is that combat sambo rules and regulations do not permit a one-sided resort to ground fighting without throws or other combative maneuvers (i.e., by simply sitting down and continuing from the ground without touching his opponent that BJJ allows).

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The International Sambo Federation (FIAS) has obtained full recognition of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). This decision has been made at the IOC session held on July 20 in Tokyo (Japan) on the eve of the start of the Olympic Games. Here is how FIAS President Vasily Shestakov commented on the event:




The British SAMBO Federation is the recognised National Governing Body for the sport of SAMBO in the United Kingdom. The primary activities of the Federation are to manage, promote, control, regulate and develop the sport of SAMBO and associated disciplines

The sport is delivered through coaching and training sessions, gradings, competitions, seminars, meetings, forums and other channels. It is impossible to produce a single Health and Safety policy that can accommodate all of these different localised environments. Therefore, we need everyone to assist in the process.

As the control body we have set numerous minimum standards and guidelines that need to be adhered to when delivering the sport SAMBO and its associated disciplines.

The British SAMBO Federation was founded by Martin Clarke in 1986. 

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