Sambo Books

 

Sambo, a Russian acronym for "self-defense without weapons," is a dynamic and versatile martial art that originated in the Soviet Union in the early 20th century. Combining elements of traditional Russian folk wrestling, Judo, and other grappling arts, Sambo is renowned for its effectiveness in both sport competition and real-life self-defense scenarios.

The history of Sambo can be traced back to the aftermath of the Russian Revolution in 1917, when the Soviet government sought to develop a practical and effective system of hand-to-hand combat training for its military and law enforcement personnel. Drawing inspiration from various indigenous wrestling styles and international martial arts, such as Judo and Catch Wrestling, Soviet martial artists began to develop the foundations of what would become Sambo.

One of the key figures in the development of Sambo was Viktor Spiridonov, a Soviet Army officer and martial artist who played a pivotal role in codifying the techniques and principles of the art. Spiridonov's system of self-defense, known as "combat sambo," emphasized a combination of striking, throwing, and ground fighting techniques suited for real-world combat situations.

In 1938, the Soviet Union officially recognized Sambo as a sport and established the All-Union Sambo Federation to oversee its development and promotion. Sambo competitions, known for their fast-paced and dynamic nature, quickly gained popularity among athletes and spectators alike, both domestically and internationally.

During the Cold War era, Sambo became an integral part of Soviet military training, with special forces units and elite military personnel incorporating its techniques into their combat training regimen. Sambo's effectiveness in hand-to-hand combat and its adaptability to various environments made it a valuable asset for Soviet operatives operating behind enemy lines.

In the post-Soviet era, Sambo has continued to thrive as a martial art and combat sport, with organizations such as the International Sambo Federation (FIAS) promoting its practice and competition worldwide. Sambo has also influenced other martial arts and combat sports, with techniques and strategies borrowed and adapted by practitioners of Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

Today, Sambo is practiced and taught in countries around the world, with schools, clubs, and associations dedicated to preserving and promoting its rich heritage and technical repertoire. Whether practiced for sport competition, self-defense, or physical fitness, Sambo offers practitioners a comprehensive and effective system of martial arts training rooted in the traditions of Russian combat and culture.

Our store offers a curated selection of instructional books on Sambo that cover a wide range of topics, including technique breakdowns, training drills, competition strategies, and historical insights. Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or new to Sambo, our books provide invaluable insights and practical guidance to help you excel in the dynamic and challenging world of Russian martial arts.

Sambo Basic Throws Book by Alexander Kovalchuk - Budovideos

Sambo Basic Throws Book by Alexander Kovalchuk

Prezzo di listino $15.95 USD
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Sambo Tactics of Throws Book by Alexander Kovalchuk - Budovideos

Sambo Tactics of Throws Book by Alexander Kovalchuk

Prezzo di listino $14.75 USD
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Sambo Combinations of Throws Book by Alexander Kovalchuk - Budovideos

Sambo Combinations of Throws Book by Alexander Kovalchuk

Prezzo di listino $14.75 USD
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Sambo Ground Fighting Book by Alexander Kovalchuk - Budovideos

Sambo Ground Fighting Book by Alexander Kovalchuk

Prezzo di listino $14.75 USD
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Sambo and Systema: Russia's Prominent Martial Arts Book by Kevin Secours & Brett Jacques - Budovideos

Sambo and Systema: Russia's Prominent Martial Arts Book by Kevin Secours & Brett Jacques

Prezzo di listino $10.95 USD
Prezzo di listino $19.95 USD Prezzo scontato $10.95 USD
Combat Sombo 1962: Fighting Behind The Iron Curtain Book by Hohn Lehmann - Budovideos Inc

Combat Sombo 1962: Fighting Behind The Iron Curtain Book by Hohn Lehmann

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The Sambo Encyclopedia Book by Steve Scott - Budovideos Inc

The Sambo Encyclopedia Book by Steve Scott

Prezzo di listino $29.95 USD
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Sambo: An Essential Guide Book by Clint Sharp

Sambo: An Essential Guide Book by Clint Sharp

Prezzo di listino $16.95 USD
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This is Sambo Book by Victor Koga (Preowned)

This is Sambo Book by Victor Koga (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $109.00 USD
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Sambo Wrestling: Physical and Cultural Sports, 1949 Book by Hohn Lehmann - Budovideos Inc

Sambo Wrestling: Physical and Cultural Sports, 1949 Book by Hohn Lehmann

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Sambo Martial Arts Book by Victor Koga (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

Sambo Martial Arts Book by Victor Koga (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $39.95 USD
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Mastering Sambo for MMA Book by Scott Sonnon (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

Mastering Sambo for MMA Book by Scott Sonnon (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $89.00 USD
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Russian Power Training Method Book by Hiroshige Adachi (Preowned) - Budovideos Inc

Russian Power Training Method Book by Hiroshige Adachi (Preowned)

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Secret Self Defense Book by Victor Koga (Preowned)

Secret Self Defense Book by Victor Koga (Preowned)

Prezzo di listino $189.00 USD
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Sambo Wrestling Book by Reilly Bodycomb - Budovideos

Sambo Wrestling Book by Reilly Bodycomb

Prezzo di listino $34.89 USD
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