SAMBO experts also acquired many techniques and tactics from
criminal street fighters, and a number of these techniques were
included in Combat SAMBO.
Today SAMBO consists of three components: Sport SAMBO (Olympic
sport), Self-defense SAMBO, and Combat SAMBO.
Sport SAMBO is similar to Judo, but with some differences in
rules, protocol, and uniform.
Self-defense SAMBO is similar to Aikijujutsu because it is
intended to be entirely defensive against attacks by armed and
unarmed criminals. It is also designed for specific professions,
such as taxi drivers, bank employees, bodyguards, various law
enforcement agents, etc. It is also very useful for rape prevention
and children’s self-defense.
Combat SAMBO is a very aggressive system designed to prepare an
individual to be effective in any situation. The purpose of Combat
SAMBO is to “survive.” Combat SAMBO includes techniques from both
Sport and Self-defense SAMBO, but uses them in different ways. It
includes techniques that are dangerous and prohibited in sports. The
Russian Military, Police, special Crowd Control units, Marines, and
others have employed Combat SAMBO for all aspects of self-defense
and close combat.
Combat SAMBO is constantly evolving. With its ever-growing
arsenal of techniques adopted from many martial arts and fighting
forms, it is one of the most comprehensive self-defense and survival
systems in the world.