Sambo (an acronym of self-defense without weapons) is an international type of sports and applied martial arts developed in Russia in the 1920s-1930s on the basis of judo and jiu-jitsu wrestling under the leadership of Vasily Oshchepkov, Victor Spiridonov and Anatoly Kharlampiev.
Sambo is divided into two main lines: competitive and combat sambo. While in the first case, the chief task is to demonstrate throwing techniques or pain techniques, the first priority in combat sambo is the fighter's ability to deprive the opponent of a resistance possibility as effectively and promptly as possible. For this reason, the combat application of sambo in 1947-1991 was accessible only for law enforcement agencies.
The postage stamp provides an image of mat wrestlers during a fight.
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