Sambo (unarmed self-defense) – a kind of combat sports and integrated system of self-defense that promotes the development of moral and volitional qualities. This is one of the most popular sports that have emerged in the Soviet Union.
BEACH Sambo – a new international sport supporting the principles of classical Sambo but conducted in the sand on the beach near the sea.
Inspirer and the main leader of the new sport is a Legend of Sambo, Honored coach of Ukraine, coach of team of Ukraine, President of the Odessa regional federation of sambo, wrestling coach in the National Police, the coach of special units of special purpose, guard Association, the Public Security Service – Oganezov Sergey. It was he who founded the Ukrainian Federation of Sambo beach in 2015 and became its president.
Beach Sambo is very popular in Asian countries and currently it is conquering the world with confidence. Sergey Oganezov, the first in Ukraine and in Europe who promoting the sport both for athletes and for ordinary citizens. Odessa is famous for its strong school of classical Sambo and has beautiful beaches on the coast. Sambo is available to everyone! No need to go to the indoor gym and you can spend an active and exciting time on the beach with friends – compete in the new struggle.
The main differences from the classic beach Sambo lie in the difference of the surfaces for the fight – carpet or sand. The beach Sambo has no carpet the fight is limited to the territory of the flags in the sand. Consequently, there is no penalty for withdrawal from the carpet. It is more difficult to keep your balance and fall off easily on the sand. The beach Sambo no points, the main criterion for evaluating a fighter – throws. The sand softens the fall but one throws of your opponent and you lost.
The main advantage of the Beach Sambo is its accessibility. You can do it on the street, on the beach, outdoor so that’s why the Beach Sambo will become popular sports among the population. Among athletes, Beach Sambo is popular among women, especially in the summer, and among men whose age “50”. This is massive entertainment!
It is planned to hold demonstrations and a presentation of a new sport, talk about the rules of the fight and show the direction of development in May. The first beaches for this sport in Europe and in Ukraine will be beaches of Odessa city – more precisely the Otrada beach.