Vasili Sergevich Oshchepkov was a student of Kano Jigoro. He and Victor Spiridonov worked to develop the unique system of Russian sambo. However, despite the judo-jujutsu influence, sambo was born of native Russian and other regional grappling and combat wrestling styles bolstered with many useful and adaptable concepts and techniques from the rest of the world. This article presents details of the early development up to present day.
SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 8 No. 2 (1999): 22 pages.