Hi my name is Sasha. I want to tell you about my favourite sport - sambo. Sambo is a very popular martial art in Russia. The word "SAMBO" is an acronym for SAMooborona Bez Oruzhiya, which literally translates as "self-defense without weapons". In 16 November 1938, it was recognized as an official sport by the USSR All-Union Sports Committee. Intended to be a merger of the most effective techniques of other martial arts, Sambo has roots in Japanese judo and Karate. The founders of Sambo were Viktor Spiridonov, Anatoly Kharlampiev and Vasili Oshchepkov. It also popular in other countries. The world sambo championship is held every year.