|Anatoly Arkadyevich Kharlampiyev|
Training self-defense techniques, 1957, Moscow Power Engineering Institute
29 October 1906
|Died||16 April 1979
Moscow, Soviet Union
|Rank||Merited Master of Sports of the USSR|
Anatoly Arkadyevich Kharlampiyev (Russian: Анато́лий Арка́дьевич Харла́мпиев; 29 October 1906 – 16 April 1979) was the world famous researcher of various kinds national wrestling and martial arts, Merited Master of Sports of the USSR, Honored Coach of the USSR. He was one of the founders of Sambo, a martial art developed in the Soviet Union.  Kharlampiyev worked as a physical education trainer at the Communist University of the Toilers of the East, and also was dedicated student of boxing, having also studied fencing, acrobatics, and mountaineering. In 1938, Kharlampiyev presented Sambo to the USSR All-Union Sports Committee, which recognized the martial art as an official sport.
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