Sambo at Hull Judo Club



We are starting a new Sambo class at Hull Judo Club on a Saturday afternoon

We would love see you.

All abilities are welcome.

we have a fully qualified level 2 Coach.

sessions 2pm -3pm

mate fees £5 per session


SAMBO is a martial art and combat sport developed and used by the Soviet Red Army in the early 1920s to improve their hand-to-hand combat abilities

The sport is similar in many ways to judo and jujitsu but incorporates different types of wrestling and various self-defence systems.

The name "SAMBO" literally means "self-defence without weapons".

Vasili Oshchepkov is credited as one of the founding fathers of SAMBO.

Born into a family of exiles in 1893, Oshchepkov played a key role in introducing judo into the Soviet Union.

An intelligence officer during both Tsarist and Soviet periods, he was educated in Japan and later returned there to work in the 1920s.

He studied at the Kodokan Judo Institute in Tokyo, founded by Jigoro Kano, and eventually became the first Russian to receive a second dan in the sport.


This led to him developing the SAMBO self-defence techniques which were developed and utilised by the Soviet Red Army and intelligence services.

Sambo coach

Will Metheringham
Level 2 Coach
1st Aid Qualified

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