Friday, July 29, 2016


Presidents Cup Scotland

3rd UK Presidents Cup
Edinburgh Scotland
September 24th-25th 2016

As in previous years the organisers of the Presidents Cup would like to get as much support as possible for this Spectacular event so here is your chance to get some complimentary tickets just email the BSF at with your name address mobile number and email and we will forward it on the ticket office.
This year’s event will be well worth the journey as Edinburgh is a beautiful historic city. For the first time the home country Scotland will have a Scottish Sport Sambo Team.  A British Team will head the Combat Sambo Grand Slam

Once again this event is one of Britain’s leading Sports event and has attracted interest from all the Grappling Disciplines, so get your tickets now as we only have limited amount of complimentary tickets

Martin Clarke
BSF President

Sunday, July 24, 2016


Scottish Team Selection and BSF Course

Scottish Open Sambo was a great success on Saturday and we will soon have the names of a Scottish Sport Sambo Team for the Presidents Cup to be held in Edinburgh the Combat Sambo Team will be a British Team selected by BSF Combat Sambo President Matthew Clempner

It is good to see Scottish Sambo back in the swing after several years lay off, I have been travelling to Dumfries since the 1970’s Coaching and Officiating it is a marvellous part of the Country and worth a visit. Our next big event after the President Cup will be the World Championships in Bulgaria in November. The British Team will be selected from the British Sport Sambo Championships and British Combat Sambo Championship.

For those interested in extra Training and becoming a BSF recognised Instructor the place to go is:

Summer Camp Saturday 27th Sunday 28th August

BSF Centre of Excellence
Sittingbourne Kent  

This will include 
IBF Judo Instructors Award and Exam
British Sombo Federation Sport Sambo Instructors Award plus Exam

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


FIAS Drug Regulation

Dear Representatives of National SAMBO Federation,

We believe that you are doing well. We would like to share with you the updated list of banned/provisionally suspended athletes which you can find in attachment. The athletes on the list are not eligible to participate at any international/regional/national event in any sport!
As a few of the positive cases were caused by lack of knowledge or wrong understanding of FIAS Anti-Doping Rules, we would like to invite you to visit online educational platform at FIAS website. Please click on the link below:

In case that you have any question related to Anti-Doping , please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at or at phone number +41 21 601 70 14 .

Best Regards,


FIAS Logo_SignatureMrs Kamila VOKOUN HAJKOVA
FIAS Anti-Doping Manager

FIAS - International SAMBO Federation

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


BSF Instructors award

At the British Sombo Federation AGM it was agreed that the BSF has its own Coaching/Instructors Award Scheme which will be the only Governing body recognised scheme.  The BSF has recognised the following Sambo disciplines SPORT SAMBO-COMBAT SAMBO-COMBATSOMBO. The first two are internationally recognised styles; CombatSombo is a style invented by Martin Clarke and is a registered trademark

Already we had Sport Sambo Instructors courses with 11 passing the exam and recently Allan Clarkin organised the first BSF CombatSombo Instructors award and those listed below passed to Level 1. Martin has put Allan in charge of organising and Coaching CombatSombo for the BSF and BCSA


IF anyone is interested in becoming a Governing Body BSF Instructor for any of the recognised Disciplines they should contact BSF HQ at

Monday, July 04, 2016


Matt and Unit 7 gym

This weekend myself Valerie John and his wife Rebecca travelled to Manchester. The reason we went was that there was to be at the English Combat Sambo Championships but this was postponed at the last moment because of Technical difficulty. As the Hotel was paid for we decided to go anyway as we had to have a meeting with Matthew Clempner who is in Charge of Combat Sambo in Great Britain. John who in charge of Sport Sambo in GB, myself as BSF President and Matt had a meeting on the Friday night. Up for discussion was the British Combat Sambo Team entry into the Presidents Cup to be held Edinburgh in September, The Scots do not have a large enough following in Combat Sambo so the Commonwealth Sambo Association asked the BSF to fill the rank, Matt tells us that the Scottish Open has attracted 100 competitors which is a good turn out we are told that this will be the selection process for the Scottish Team. Also on the agenda was the World Senior Championships in November to be held in Bulgaria and the World Cadets to be held in December in Cyprus. The three of us also discussed the BSF Sport Sambo Instructors scheme, which has been a great success. This award is the only recognised Instructors award and it has been well received by many other organisations, Matt intends organising Combat Sambo award,  Allan Clarkin has just finished the  first BSF CombatSombo Instructors award scheme. CombatSombo is system founded by myself Martin Clarke and is a Registered Service Mark

After the meeting Matt took us to the UNIT 7 GYM POPLAR STREET TYLDESLEY MANCHESTER M29 8QP 01942 635937. This is one of toughest Gym in the Country  a real Gym loads of Free weights and Cage not the sort of place a poser would go to. It had the smell of a real working gym the smell of sweat of people training hard and taking no prisoners. For those who have been to the Swale Martial Arts Club will know what I am talking about, not the smell some people like but those who want to train hard love it. I deliberately put the address and number so you know where to go for a hard workout. Most of Matts Combat Sambo, MMA and Cage fighters come from Unit 7.

Here is a rather unique Photo of 2 Dads with their Sons, Matt with young Matt, Martin and John.

Matt Senior represent GB at the 1980 Olympics in Free Style Wrestling he also been Judo International several times British Sport Sambo Champion and a World Sport Sambo Bronze Medallist.
Matt Junior has been a Judo international British Sport Sambo and  Combat Sambo Champion, MMA Fighter, Boxer and World Bronze medallist in Sport Sambo
John Clarke World Silver School Boy Sport Sambo Championships, 5th World Sport Sambo Championships, competed in every age level for GB in Sambo, Competed for GB Judo, many time British Sport Sambo Champion, British Kurash Champion, British Belt Wrestling Champion and British CombatSombo Wrestling Champion
Martin World Masters Judo Champion, BJA British Trials winner, Al England Judo Champion, World Games Sport Sambo Silver, World Sport Sambo Silver, World Jiu Jitsu Silver, Member of Olympic Judo Squad, GB only FIAS Grand Master
Buster The Gyms Mascot and Guard Dog

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