Sambo martial arts is a Russian style of self-defense designed by the Soviet Union in the 1900s. The word SAMBO is derived from the word ‘Samozaschchita Bez Oruzhiya’ which means self-defense without weapons. Notably, Sambo borrows heavily from other already established Asian defense styles because they were introduced way before Sambo. In the year 1991, the International Olympic Committee declared Sambo an Olympic sport. Some of the most commonly used styles used in Sambo martial arts today include self-defense Sambo, special Sambo, sport Sambo, combat Sambo and freestyle Sambo.