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Sambo was invented by the Soviets during the time just after the Revolution in Russia, and was seen as an example of the Socialist dream to reinvent traditional arts on a scientific model. Sambo is similar in many ways to Judo and Jujutsu, but is also said to incorporate traditional Russian wrestling techniques as well. The man generally credited with teaching and introducing Sambo in Russia was Vasili Oschepkov, who was also one of the first Russians to learn Judo. Oschepkov taught these techniques to Russian Special Forces and Commandos during the period between the two World Wars.
The name “Sambo” derives from an acronym in Russian which means “combat without weapons.” These techniques were used by soldiers initially and gradually formed a sport sanctioned by the Soviet Union as beneficial to the people’s movement and a shining example of Socialist advances. The Soviets promoted the sport Sambo through Eastern Block sporting events in the manner that Judo was being practiced competitively internationally. After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the sport retained its popularity and tournaments in Russia, and began to have more of an international influence, as its teachers were then able to freely travel and teach Sambo abroad. Sambo is one of only four forms of wrestling practiced in international competitions, the others being Freestyle Wrestling, Greco Roman Wrestling, and Judo. Sambo was also used by elite Soviet troops and KGB agents in the Cold War for hand to hand combat techniques.
by Dancing with Fire March 03, 2011
Archetypal Negro: Apologetic and subservient, yet will pilfer whenever unsupervised. He schemes constantly, but lacking cleverness, always ends up in trouble when his half-baked plans fail - hence the apologetic nature.

Counterpart of Buck
"Some tell me 'tis a burnin' shame
To make the naygers fight,
And that the trade of bein' kilt
Belongs but to the white.
But as for me, upon my soul!
So lib'ral are we here,
I'll let Sambo be shot instead of myself
On ev'ry day in the year."
by Maldoven July 28, 2004
a black guy who acts stupid and acts like a fool around white people. He falls to the lowest level of foolishness to get a laugh out of the Caucasian audience.
by Fuzzy Slippers October 29, 2003
Derogatory term for a black man. Sambo was a name given to some slaves, and is actually a first name.
Yo sambo, pick some corn.
by Gumba Gumba March 03, 2004
In Ireland sambo is an abbreviation for sandwich.
Alrigh' Deco, gis a bleedin' bit of your sambo, ye scabby prick.
by womoma April 17, 2005
Derogatory term and drawn caricature aganist black people. The illustratory represenation, made famous by minstrel shows and Stepin Fetchit, is a black person with bugged eyes and pouty red or beige lips pronounced to the point of absurdity.
Many Japanese still think of blacks in terms of the sambo image due to the influence of American cartoonists during the occupation of Japan and the way white soldiers treated black soldiers. The sambo caricature is also the illustration of choice for racist depictions of black people since the 1930s.
by D. Arse January 05, 2006
Sport SAMBO is similiar to Judo, but with some differences in rules, protocol, and uniform.

Self-Defense SAMBO is similiar 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.
Russian sambo is a dealy martial art used for street fighers
by xswift-killahx December 30, 2003
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