Chidaoba is a Georgian traditional wrestling.
Its rules allow grappling above the waist while it is prohibited to grapple below the waist. Chidaoba allows exercising techniques using the legs, such as tripping, reaping, grappling, grapevines, beats, etc. Sambo borrowed many techniques from Georgian wrestling on standing position. Vasily Oschepkov and Anatoly Kharlampiev studied chidaoba. Chidaoba technique enriched free-style wrestling.