The National Kazakhstan Sambo Championships were held earlier this month in Atyrau and saw more than 300 athletes from 16 teams competing.
More than 100 athletes took part in the Japan Sambo Championships for the Cup of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Sambo Russian President's Cup is set to be hosted for the eighth time at the Japan Sambo Championships in Tokyo in Japan on February 9 - the 46th national championships in the country.
A group of 10 countries were represented at the 13th edition of the Memorial of Pranciškus Eigminas international sambo tournament in Vilnius.
Mongolian Sambo Federation head Dorjpalam Gerel has pledged to further develop the sport in the country after winning the Best President prize at the Burte Chono sports awards.
French women have been given a unique insight into self-defence, with specific techniques and advice from the sport of sambo.
Moscow has hosted the third edition of the Russian Sambo Championships for blind and visually impaired athletes.
International Sambo Federation (FIAS) chief executive Michal Buchel has pledged to continue the organisation's environmental work after their efforts to reduce greenhouse gases were praised.
The Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) hosted a meeting to discuss the development of blind sambo.
Russia overwhelmingly dominated the World Youth and Junior Sambo Championships in Tashkent by winning a massive haul of gold medals and all four team titles.
The International Sambo Federation (FIAS) has launched an online channel dedicated to the sport.
Visually impaired and blind sambists took part in a screening process in Kyrgyzstan as part of a scientific project to develop the sport.
This year's World Sambo Championships in Seoul will offer a total prize fund of $216,000 (£173,000/€194,000).
Six-time sambo world champion Alsim Chernoskulov served as an honorary ambassador at the World Martial Arts Masterships in Chungju.