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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]

Results and Statistics of 2013 Pan-Am Open SAMBO Championship
(Metuchen, NJ)

   Our Winners

   Championship Statistic

    [May 6, 2013]

!!! Update !!!
USA Open & Pan-American SAMBO Championship - Invitation and Regulations

[April 21, 2013]

Weigh-In locations
Saturday May 4, 2013 from 6:00 8:00 PM
Hotel CROWNE PLAZA - The Official Hotel of the tournament!
We have reserved a preferred rate of $109+tax for SAMBO Tournament participants. Please contact Hotel representative for details.
For Reservations: +1 877 834 3613


Saturday May 4, 2013 from 4:00 5:30 PM
Fight Factory Gym
24 Cobek Ct. / Ave Z / Brooklyn, NY (Tel. 646-401-5657)
www.FightFactoryNY.com


Meeting of FIAS Executive Committee - what's new?
We are forwarding to your attention the materials to the issues on Agenda of the FIAS EB meeting held on the 22.03.2013 in Moscow, which had been planned to, but were not correspondingly reviewed ...
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[March 24, 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
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[March 4, 2013]


VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE
Latest coomunications from various National SAMBO Federations in response to inadequate actions taken by President of FIAS, Mr. V.Shestakov.
Read more...
[February 10, 2013]

USA Open & Pan-American SAMBO Championship - Invitation and Regulations have been published
[January 5, 2013]

Latest from 2012 World SAMBO Championships
World Championships among youth and juniors
[October 15, 2012]
World Championship among masters
[October 21, 2012]
XXXVI World Sports and Combat Sambo Championships adults
[November 12, 2012]
World Cup among students
[December 03, 2012]

Birthday of FIAS Vice President Dr. Jack Kogan
[October 5, 2012]

International Sports Games "CHILDREN OF ASIA"
SAMBO: results of the first day

[July 6, 2012]

Sport will join the Republic of Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Republic of Rwanda
[July 4, 2012]

We congratulate all the sports journalists on their professional holiday!
[July 2, 2012]

Results of A. Astakhov Memorial World Cup Stage
[July 2, 2012]

SAMBO in CHILDREN OF ASIA Program of International Sports Games
[June 29, 2012]

A week of SAMBO in Morocco
[June 26, 2012]

Picture from SAMBO Tournament Wins the Grand Prix of International Photo Contest
[June 25, 2012]

Fedor Emelianenko has retired from MMA, but will continue to compete in SAMBO
[June 22, 2012]

Yuri Potapov Memorial in Vladivostok
[June 22, 2012]

Ivan Egorov is appointed as Adviser to the FIAS President
[June 21, 2012]

The FIAS President visited the capital of the Universiade 2013 as part of a working trip
[June 20, 2012]

Asian SAMBO Championship: New leaders and new opportunities for the Asian SAMBO
[June 20, 2012]

SAMBO'S CANADIAN EXPERIENCE
[June 1, 2012]

Results of the International tournament Paris Grand Prix
[May 31, 2012]

SAMBISTS of the CARRIBEAN
[May 31, 2012]

Video of the best moments of the European Championship 2012
[May 28, 2012]

SAMBO Legends in Moscow
[May 23, 2012]

Birthday of Lord Simon Reading
[May 22, 2012]

Europe Championship: the Final Day
[May 21, 2012]

Europe Championship: Day Two
[May 20, 2012]

European Championship: Day First
[May 19, 2012]

We congratulate Sergey Eliseev on the election as the President of European SAMBO Federation
[May 18, 2012]

European SAMBO Championship in Moscow: Condition No. 1
[May 17, 2012]

Only a Few Days Left until the European SAMBO Championship in Moscow
[May 12, 2012]

The ways of SAMBO: from Tokyo to Kazan
[May 11, 2012]

SAMBO in USA: Texas, Pennsylvania, New Jersey
[May 10, 2012]

SAMBO in program of Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan
[May 5, 2012]

SAMBO at the Seminar of European Olympic Committees
[May 2, 2012]

World Cup 2012 for Juniors and Youth: Preparations Have Begun!
[April 20, 2012]

Love to SAMBO has no bounds: Review of the National Championships in Asia. Part two
[April 12, 2012]

Love to SAMBO has no bounds: Review of the National Championships in Asia. Part one
[April 11, 2012]

Results of European SAMBO Championship in Bucharest (Romania)
[April 10, 2012]

Vasily Shestakov: interview on the occasion of his birthday
[April 9, 2012]

Best moments of "Kharlampiev Memorial" on Sports Hub
[April 9, 2012]

Valery Safronov passed away
[April 5, 2012]

Birthday of FIAS President Vasily Shestakov
[April 4, 2012]

Croatian SAMBO Federation and FIAS: a road to the medals of the European Champ
[April 3, 2012]

SAMBO World Cup Stage "A.Kharlampiev Memorial" - Results and Evaluations
[March 30, 2012]

SAMBO World Cup Stage "A. Kharlampiev Memorial" at the Sports Hub
[March 30, 2012]

SAMBO and the British Commonwealth
[March 29, 2012]

A. Kharlampiev Memorial World Cup Stage - First Two
[March 26, 2012]

A. Kharlampiev Memorial World Cup Stage - First Day
[March 25, 2012]

Results of the German national championships on sports and combat sambo
[March 23, 2012]

A. Kharlampiev Memorial World Cup Stage - for the Media
[March 21, 2012]

World Cup Stage "A. Kharlampiev Memorial" - Soon in Moscow
[March 13, 2012]

SAMBO seminars in Cameroon
[March 7, 2012]

Yakub Koblev passed away
[March 5, 2012]

Results of the Spain national championship on sports sambo
[March 5, 2012]

The Triumph of Belarusian Samb-athletes
[February 24, 2012]

International A-Category Tournament in the Prizes of the President of Republic of Belarus
[February 22, 2012]

XII International Research and Practice Conference in the memory of Professor Evgeniy Mikhaylovich Chumakov "SAMBO WALKS THE PLANET"
[February 17, 2012]

Results of the French national championship on sports sambo
[February 15, 2012]

Key Events in FIAS Sport Calendar 2012
[February 9, 2012]

Results of Sambo World Cup stage in prizes of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan N. Nazarbaev
[January 30, 2012]

Regulations the individual SAMBO World Cup (M&W) 2012
[January 26, 2012]

Sambo World Cup Stage for the Awards of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan
[January 25, 2012]

Updated weight categories for SAMBO competitors among cadets (15-16 years) and teenagers a (13-14 years)
[January 23, 2012]

New President of Japan Sambo Federation Elected
[January 23, 2012]

FIAS presentation at the Congress of the International Sport Press Association in Innsbruck
[January 16, 2012]

We congratulate Fdor melianenko on his victory!
[January 10, 2012]

Birthday of Mr. Herve Gheldman
[January 5, 2012]

Open SAMBO Championship of Austria
[December 30, 2011]

Results of the International Youth and Juniors Tournament "P. Ejgminas Memorial"
[December 26, 2011]

Birthday of Mr. Fernando Compte
[December 26, 2011]

Birthday of Birthday of Leonid Popovici
[December 19, 2011]

Birthday of Merabi Iliadis
[December 16, 2011]

Birthday of Mr. Mikhail Shultz
[December 9, 2011]

Results of the Austrian Open hampionship on sports and combat SAMBO
[December 7, 2011]

SAMBO Legend Fedor Emelianenko inducted into the "Champions for Peace" club
[December 5, 2011]

Ukraine would like to host the European and World hampionships
[December 2, 2011]

Birthday of Mr. Vasily Perchik
[December 2, 2011]

Results of the International tournament "SAMBO-Germaniade"
[November 30, 2011]

The Romanian sambo federation is officially recognized by the Sports Ministry of the country
[November 29, 2011]

In Vien will pass the first Austrian Open SAMBO Championship
[November 24, 2011]

Today's SAMBO birthday
[November 16, 2011]

SAMBO at "Russia 2" TV Channel
[November 15, 2011]

The final day of World SAMBO Championship in Vilnius. Video
[November 13, 2011]

World SAMBO Championships in Vilnius: the final day
[November 13, 2011]

Second day of World SAMBO Championship in Vilnius. Video
[November 12, 2011]

World SAMBO Championships in Vilnius: Day 2
[November 12, 2011]

First day of World SAMBO Championship in Vilnius. Video
[November 11, 2011]

World SAMBO Championships in Vilnius: Day 1
[November 11, 2011]

XXIII Congress of the International Amateur Sambo Federation
[November 10, 2011]

2011 World SAMBO Championships Opening Press Conference
[November 10, 2011]

2011 World SAMBO Championships in Lithuania: four days before start
[November 7, 2011]

SAMBO at "Sport 2" TV Channel
[October 26, 2011]

Final results of World Cup 2011- 6 stages
[October 21, 2011]

World SAMBO Championships in Riga: day three, the final one
[October 16, 2011]

World SAMBO Championships in Riga: day two
[October 15, 2011]

World SAMBO Championships in Riga: first day and first medals
[October 14, 2011]

Legendary Russian athlete has passed away
[October 13, 2011]

Television and SAMBO: first steps towards each other
[October 13, 2011]

"Youth to Sport!" campaign in Tanzania and Burundi
[October 6, 2011]

Accreditation and media booking applications for the XXXV World Sports and Combat Sambo Championship
[October 3, 2011]

In SAMBO World Championship Symbols The Oldest Legends of Lithuania Are Hidden
[September 30, 2011]

Birthday of Mr. Josef BART
[September 29, 2011]

Birthday of Fedor Emelyanenko
[September 28, 2011]

Riga - the capital of youth SAMBO
[September 23, 2011]

SAMBO World Cup event for A.A. Aslakhanov's prizes
[September 15, 2011]

Accreditation and media booking applications for the World SAMBO Championship among juniors and youth
[September 13, 2011]

World SAMBO Championships in Riga: a month till the start
[September 13, 2011]

Birthday of Mr. Mohamed Dalil Scalli
[August 31, 2011]

SAMBO in Israel
[August 30, 2011]

Birthday of Nikolay Lents
[August 24, 2011]

SAMBO at the Summer Diplomatic Games
[August 20, 2011]

Birthday of Andrey Klyamko
[August 17, 2011]

Birthday of Vladimir Yaprintsev
[August 14, 2011]

Today is the birthday of Mr. Rudas Eduardas
[August 10, 2011]

Preparations for the XXXV World Sambo Championships in Vilnius (Lithuania)
[August 9, 2011]

Second SportAccord World Combat Games in Russia
[July 25, 2011]

SAMBO at the Sports Hub
[July 5, 2011]

SAMBOs Asian tour
[July 4, 2011]

Mr. Jean Isao SATO Departure
[June 16, 2011]

FIAS Executive Board Meeting
[June 12, 2011]

Championship Asia
[June 7, 2011]

V President of the Russian Federation Cup in Sambo. Results
[May 30, 2011]

Championship Europe. Results
[May 16, 2011]

2011 Pan-American Open Championship. Results and Statistic
   Our Winners
   Championship Statistic
   Championship Protocols
[May 8, 2011]

FIAS and AIPS sign partnership agreement
[April 20, 2011]

SportAccord Convention
[April 19, 2011]

European Championship among youth and juniors. Results
[April 18, 2011]

International seminar sports judges
[April 15, 2011]

Today is the birthday of the 1-st Vice-President of FIAS, the Honorary President of FIAS David Rudman
[April 13, 2011]

Pan-American and American SAMBO Federations are extremely thankful for the financial support provided by FIAS in preparation of 2011 Pan-Am Open SAMBO Championship!
We are very grateful to FIAS and personally Mr. V.Shestakov for the financial support and appreciate their commitment to this annual Championship. The funding will assist us with the quality of the Championship as well as its marketing/publicity plans.
/Acting AASF President Dr. J.Kogan/
[April 12, 2011]

Today is the birthday of the FIAS President Vasily Shestakov
[April 4, 2011]

World Cup stage Memorial A. Kharlampiev. Results
[March 28, 2011]

Today is the birthday of Sergey Eliseev
[March 27, 2011]

Charity account is opened to help the Japanese affected by the disaster!
[March 23, 2011]

Condolences to the Government and the people of Japan from the International Amateur Sambo Federation (FIAS)
[March 18, 2011]

German SAMBO Federation is 10 years old
[March 5, 2011]

Mr. Jean Paul MBOUELLE Departure
[February 28, 2011]

World Cup stage President Belarus prize (). Results
[February 18, 2011]

World Cup stage in prizes of the President of Republic Kazakhstan of N.Nazarbaeva (M-W). Results
[February 1, 2011]

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SAMBISTS of the CARRIBEAN



The Caribbean region includes 26 countries and most of them are island states. The smallest among them is the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis with the population of 52 thousand people; the largest one is surely Cuba with about 12 million. Most of those countries are Britain's former colonies and members of the Commonwealth.

When we hear about the Caribbean countries, we imagine the azure water of the Caribbean Sea, the endless beaches and many cozy islands. Further associations come from the famous serial blockbuster Pirates of the Caribbean.

The question of sports practiced in the region is easy to answer: it is baseball. There is even a special tournament held here: the Caribbean Series. Cricket is popular on the English speaking Antilles; the CONCACAF countries (members of Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) promote football.

Martial arts, including SAMBO, are not developed here. And yet, we are sure that very soon the next association after "Sea, beach, and pirates" will be "SAMBO".

Why? We would like to remind you that in March this year the founding congress of SAMBO Association of the British Commonwealth were held in London. This influential organization, very important for FIAS, was founded on the initiative of a famous art patron, sponsor of several public funds and non-governmental organizations Lord Simon Reading (England) who was elected the President of the Association.

One of the goals of the new Association is the development of SAMBO in the English speaking countries of the Caribbean region. This goal was declared at the Congress in March. But already in the end of May the Head of FIAS Development Andrei Moshanov visited two countries of the Caribbean Sea - Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados.

Trinidad and Tobago is the location of Joint Secretariat of all the National Olympic Committees of the Caribbean. Barbados is the place of residence of Mr. Steve Stout, President of National Olympic Committees Association of the Caribbean countries.

Andrei Moshanov met with the heads of National Olympic Committees of the both countries: Mr. Steve Stout (Barbados) and Mr. Michael Larry (Trinidad and Tobago). The leaders of Olympic movement supported SAMBO and assured the FIAS representative of their willingness to develop and promote this sport in their countries.

"SAMBO successfully opened the door to the Caribbean, - reckoned Vasily Shestakov, President of FIAS. - Actually, it is due to the efforts of Lord Simon Reading, President of SAMBO Association of the British Commonwealth. Thanks to his influence, support and sincere interest in the promotion of SAMBO in the world our geographic coverage is expanding successfully."

"It is great that Lord Reading became interested in SAMBO, understood its practical importance, and supported our social projects that now have got response, understanding and implementation opportunities in the countries of the Commonwealth", - commented Andrei Moshanov on the current activities of SAMBO Association of the British Commonwealth.

The visit of the Head of FIAS Development to the Caribbean was not merely official. At some of the seminars he demonstrated the practical importance of SAMBO. At those seminars, SAMBO was studied, practiced and enjoyed mostly by athletes engaged in similar martial arts: jiu-jitsu, judo and mixed martial arts. Their enthusiasm and engagement in the event made Andrei Moshanov think that very soon the sambist jackets could become their favorite uniform.

The students of the West Indies University (the key higher school in the Caribbean) also tried on the uniform. SAMBO aroused their interest. The first SAMBO group will be formed in the Barbados branch of the University in September (in the beginning of the academic year).

Mr. Roland Butcher, Sports Director of the University who also met with Andrei Moshanov sets ambitious goals for his prot?g?s - the medals of the World Cup and the Olympic Games. Such goals are a kind of challenge for the students and bring some new drive into their lives. Now, they will have this drive thanks to SAMBO.

"SAMBO is very interesting for us. We hope that our team will start successfully at Pan-American Championships in Columbia, and then at the World Cup in Minsk. In 2013, we are planning to take part in the Second Sport Accord Games (Saint-Petersburg, Russia) and the World Summer Universiade (Kazan, Russia)", - commented Jan Vivers, local coach, on his attitude towards SAMBO.

As it often happens, there were some surprises and coincidences. Mr. Benjamin Rondel was appointed to the position of Technical Director of Trinidad and Tobago SAMBO Federation. As it turned out he had first-hand knowledge of SAMBO. Russia as motherland of SAMBO gave the world many specialists and experts. One of them - Alexander Retyunsky - had coached Mr. Rondel.

It is remarkable that Trinidad and Tobago SAMBO Federation formed their national team regarding the results of the first two seminars. The team is going to participate in the Pan-American Championships as well as in the most important event of the season - the World Championships in combat and sports SAMBO that will be held in Minsk (Belarus) in November this year. The visit of FIAS representative resulted in the formation of two new National Federations on SAMBO world map: the ones of Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados, as well as two new national teams.

The new sport attracted the attention of local media (TV and radio news, press-conferences, and briefings). SAMBO was an interesting theme for the journalists who prefer spectacularity, brightness and dynamics (everything SAMBO has plenty of).

"Surely athletes of the new teams will have to work hard, as the leaders of modern SAMBO come from many years old schools with strong traditions. But, as the saying goes, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. The enthusiasm the athletes showed on the mats and the quick completing of all the formalities proved that SAMBO has a great future in the Caribbean region", - commented Andrei Moshanov on the results of his visit.

We wish good luck and success to the new Federations. As the ancient people used to say, strong is not what looks strong now; strong is what is developing.

For this reason, we are sure that the victories of Caribbean sambists are not too far away; and that they will be followed by the Olympic victory of SAMBO.

Natalia Yukhareva
FIAS Press-service