Open Letter from FIAS Vice President Mr. M.G.Shultz
During more than three years the direction of FIAS represented by its president Shestakov V.B. tries to create private commercial organization using the platform created during long-time history of development called “SAMBO”.
Essentially it is an attempt of theft, probably, with the aim of further sell of our kind of sport. For this it is used the tactics of defamation of people and organizations
that occupied with sambo development throughout their life. These are attempts of liquidation or compulsion to sell famous successful projects in Sambo. Read more...
[May 19, 2013]
Pan-American Federation Congress
The Congress of the Pan-American Amateur SAMBO Federation was held in Punta-Cana, Dominican Republic.
Five representatives out of 7 its official Members have been presented. The 6th official Member - the Panama, provided its voice with the power of attorney.
Presidents and other members of the National Federations discussed the past results, the present issues and the future positive developments of SAMBO in to the American continent Read more...
[March 4, 2013]
The XIII Summer Diplomatic Games took place on August 20th in Zavidovo (Moscow). Ambassadors accredited to Russia and their families, Russian public and political figures, famous athletes – World and Olympic Champions, took part in the festivities.
The festival begun with a spectacular opening and continued with competitions in various sports disciplines: basketball, football, shooting, fishing, billiards, tennis – there was an option for everyone.
The International Federation of Amateur Sambo participated in the festival with a SAMBO presentation. A performance by the FIAS exhibition group was offered to the attention of the crowd, as well as a welcome from the FIAS President Vasily Shestakov, a very cordial one and giving full understanding of what SAMBO is.
Spectacular, high-amplitude moves, self-defense technique and elements of combat SAMBO, as well as grace of rhythmic gymnasts were the things the FIAS offered to public. Loud applauds and public’s interest, as a result attention to SAMBO master classes.
Despite versatile and packed competitive program of the festival, the FIAS master classes were in high demand. Kids of various ages, women and men all rushed to get in touch with this martial art, to learn basics of self-defense and some elementary moves. Some were interested in blow technique, which is a part of combat SAMBO, some in self-defense moves, such as defense from grappling, knife and gun, some wanted to get acquainted with the most basic SAMBO moves: a backwards flying tackle and hip throw.
Everyone received their share of professional attention and, most interesting, a lot of people of various ages expressed interesting in signing up for SAMBO classes, and this is the most important part: increasing the number of SAMBO fans.
People learned about SAMBO, they got in touch with SAMBO, they got interested in SAMBO.
And it means the FIAS task, if even on a very small scale and on one particular day, was fulfilled.