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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).

Sambo Teaches:

  • Kicks
  • Punches
  • Head-butts
  • Elbows
  • Knees
  • Throws/Takedowns
  • Submissions/Pins

Whilst our main focus is on Combat Sambo, we also train for MMA competition


We encourage students to overcome adversity, set goals and support their teammates to achieve theres... whatever they may be.

We want you to develop into the best version of yourself!


Every time you step onto the mat is an opportunity to develop and discover new ways to challenge both physically and mentally.

We provide you with a safe & supportive environment for continuous learning, growth, and personal expression through the art of Sambo.


Sambo has given us the tools to overcome many difficulties in life and we want the same for you.

We exist simply to give to you what Sambo has done for us.

Notable Sambo Fighters

Two-time World Combat Sambo Champion and UFC Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov

Two-time World Combat Sambo Champion and UFC Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. In addition to Nurmagomedov’s accomplishments as a fighter, he is well known for his outspoken stance on sambo versus jiu jitsu.

Fedor Emelianenko

Fedor Emelianenko Sambo and MMA Chamption. Fedor Emelianenko “The Last Emperor” and three-time World Combat Sambo champion, has used his base of Sambo to dominate his opponents in mixed martial arts. Fedor consistently tops the lists as the best MMA fighter of all time and has spent much of his career competing at the highest levels of the sport in Bellator, Strikeforce, Affliction, Pride and M-1.

Sambo History

Khabib Nurmagomedov

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.