During many years Martin Clarke had been the president of the British Sombo Federation, established in 1986.
In 1985 Martin Clarke headed the national team to participate in the tournament in the World Games of non-Olympic sport in London, where the team won gold, silver, 4 bronze medals. Under his presidency Alan Kontozi and Brenda Jones had got the qualification of international referees. In 1990 the Sport Council of Great Britain recognised the federation as the single governing body of Sombo in the country. After that Martin Clarke was elected as the FIAS treasurer. Martin had won a World Senior Silver, World Games Silver and World Masters Silver.
During all these years Martin Clarke had made a significant contribution to the activity of the European Sambo Federation Congress and had participated in the international championships.
The European Sambo Federation expresses its heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family, sambo community of the United Kingdom in connection with this loss.