Our sessions are open to age 12yrs+ and serve as a training curriculum for both Combat Sambo and Amateur MMA, as well as people looking for authentic self defence training. For those who show aptitude we have an active competition team for both MMA & Combat Sambo. Our sessions are really fast paced and start with a very vigorous conditioning warm up, we will then move on to demonstrate techniques, set ups and positions.
Russian Combat Cа́мбо has always being prominent in MMA, popularised by Khabib Nurmagomedov, Andrei Arlovski & Fedor Emelianenko. FightLab is licensed & affiliated to the British Sambo Federation & International SAMBO Federation (FIAS).
Whilst our main focus is on Combat Sambo, we also train for MMA competition
Notable Sambo Fighters
Sambo was once the official in-house martial art of the KGB, a mandatory part of hand-to-hand combat training for Soviet special forces and the favourite childhood hobby of Vladimir Putin. Sambo is one of the only legit self defence arts out there hat has ACTUALLY been tested on the battlefield, during WW2, the Russo-Japanese War with the Soviet Military, and throughout the Cold War by the KGB. Now, Sambo is enjoying growing popularity well beyond the borders of Russia and the former USSR, where it was developed in the 1920s and 1930s, and its promoters are pushing for it be recognised as an Olympic sport.