Systema (Russian: Система, "The System") is a Russian martial art. It is designed to be highly adaptive and practical, training using drills and sparring instead of set kata. It focuses mainly on controlling the six body levers (elbows, neck, knees, waist, ankles, and shoulders) through pressure point application, striking and weapon applications. Systema is often advertised as being a martial art employed by some Russian Spetsnaz units. 
How do you say it's very Slavic in it's roots? What's that supposed to mean?
Well, I don't know how to explain that to you if you never trained that martial art... but let's just say that the philosophy that stands behind "Systema" is basically Orthodox and Slavic folklore inspired, unlike Karate or Kung Fu and similar which are Buddhist, particularly Zen Buddhist inspired as well as Taoism, Confucianism etc. I hope you know what I mean...
And not just that, the "Systema" fighting moves are basically just systematized moves already used for centuries by Slavic (and especially Russian) warriors, knights and ordinary people for self defense and combat, and are quite fluent and not so "broken" like Karate for example...
Well there are 2 types of Sambo AFAIK- combat Sambo and "ordinary" Sambo.
I never had the opportunity to see combat Sambo live but "ordinary" Sambo, which is of course something in between Judo and wrestling, is something I'm very fond of, was very innovative for it's time and I like to watch competitions...
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