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Sambo fighting stance

Sambo is a Russian martial art and combat sport.  The word "SAMBO" is an acronym for SAMooborona Bez Oruzhiya, which literally translates as "self-defense without weapons". Sambo is relatively modern since its development began in the early 1920s by the Soviet Red Army to improve their hand-to-hand combat abilities. 

Mortal Kombat

Sambo is a used as secondary fighting style for Cyrax in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance and by Sektor in Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition, because of him being a palette swap of Cyrax in that game.

In Deadly Alliance's Konquest mode, it is said that Cyrax downloaded Sambo to fight Sub-Zero while he was after him prior to Mortal Kombat 3.

Konquest Information

The fighting style Sambo, originally conceived as a means of unarmed crowd control for the police, is a form of wrestling developed by the Soviets in the early 1930's. Sambo is a distillation of over 20 folk arts native to the Soviet Union as well as Greco-Roman Wrestling, Judo, Jujutsu, and free-style wrestling.


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