- Martial Arts
IWGA Member Federation since 2021.
Learn more about SAMBO on the SAMBO website.
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The word SAMBO is derived from a Russian acronym SAMozashchita Bez Oruzhiya. Translating the Russian expression into English, this means: self-defence without weapons. There a just two colours in SAMBO: red and blue. One athlete is dressed in red and the other one in blue. And red and blue are the colours of the shoes and socks as well.