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Cа́мбо (pronounced Sambo) is an acronym of SAMozaschita Bez Orujiya which means 'self defence without weapons' in Russian. Sambo originated as the official in-house martial art of the KGB. Combat Sambo involves realistic and efficient techniques against an aggressive assailant, including striking, throws, takedowns, submissions, chokes and ground-fighting.

Sambo will teach you how to react to physical danger correctly if attacked. It is better to know Combat Sambo and never need to use than need it and not know it. Sambo is a simple, effective self defence system that emphasises instinctive movements, practical techniques, and realistic training scenarios.

The system incorporates fitness, self-defence and fighting like no other system which makes it suitable for both men, women, and children of all ages and abilities.

Key Benefits of Combat Sambo:

  • Effective and complete system
  • Ability to defend oneself and others
  • Gain self-confidence
  • Enhance ones fitness
  • Develops concentration


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.


Combat SAMBO is normally practiced with a thick judo-like jacket called Kurtka or Sambovka , a pair of wrestling-style shorts, and wrestling-like boots. But in our club, as in many other clubs around the world, it is fine to practice it with a standard judo/Jujitsu style jacket, a pair of shorts, and barefoot.