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The President's Cup

International Sambo Martial Arts Tournament

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The President\’s Cup


The President\’s Cup is organised by


Commonwealth Sambo Association

in partnership with Scottish Sambo FederationBritish Sambo Federation and FIAS

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The Commonwealth Sambo Association, in association with British Sombo Federation, is delighted to announce the 2016 President\’s Cup. This year\’s event will be staged on Saturday 24th September, at Meadowbank Sports Complex in Edinburgh. The Commonwealth President\’s Cup will continue to grow the sport and capitalise on the huge success of the inaugural event, held the first year at Bluewater in Kent and the next year in Manchester. There are several exciting developments planned for this year and these will be revealed in the run up to the tournament. However, the same explosive mix of Sport and Combat Sambo, featuring a large number of World Champions from all around the globe, will form the centrepiece of the occasion. Can Scottish team repeat the heroics of first year\’s Silver medal and the second Bronze for GB? Can anyone stop Team Russia? Be sure to book your tickets and come along to find out!

Top World eight teams of 7 athletes:

to include Scotland and Russia

and six other teams by invitation

Combat Sambo Grand Slam

for four Worlds Best fighters

in the four weight categories


Sambo is a martial art and combat sport with over 100 years of history, which is practiced now in more than 100 countries of the world. The name is an acronym that literally means “self-defense without weapons”. Sambo has strong roots in ancient ju-jitsu, but merges the most effective techniques of many other national combat systems, traditional wrestling styles and martial arts. There are two types of SAMBO – sport and combat. Copyrights for both belong to countries of the former Soviet Union , where it was linked to the military training in the early days, but over the decades SAMBO became a truly international sport. The Sport Sambo will make its first appearance as an Olympic sport in the 1st European Olympic Games in 2015, while Combat Sambo continues to provide the major source of skills for mixed martial arts adepts and is still to find its own way to go professional.  Sport Sambo has found an enthusiastic place in civilian life teaching respect, honour and discipline, particularly with presenting its integral part the art of safe falling as one of its social responsibility programmes.

Meadowbank Sports Center. Edinburgh. Scotland – Saturday 24 September 2016