Welp I can tell you a bit..... almost got my shoulder dislocated by an instructor of Sambo, Igor Yakimov at a seminar! It hurt! Other than that it just seems like more forms of grappling... which is good. But the acrobatic gymnastics as a warm up was different.

Damian Mavis
Honour TKD
Sambo is short for Samooborona Bez Orushia, or "Unarmed Self Defense". It began in Russia in the 30's as a combination of kickboxing, judo and a few traditional Russian arts (Tuvin kuresh, Yakut hopsagaj, Chuvash akatuj, Georgian chidaoba, etc).

Here's a good article about the style and founder:

sambo is less of the martial ART, it was "collected" from many real arts as the russian didn't have ANY culchure in thic case, of course it works cool, as chidaoba, judo and jiujitsu are cool but it isn't respektable for me

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