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]
Fedor Emelianenko has retired from MMA, but will continue to compete in SAMBO
Multiple World champion in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), Honored Master of Sports in SAMBO Fedor Emelianenko won M-1 fight against a Brazilian Pedro Rizzo last night.
As the Russian announced before, this fight in Saint-Petersburg would be the last one in his professional career in MMA. However, Emelianenko is going to continue competing in SAMBO tournaments.
A 35 year old "Last Emperor" just knocked out his 37 year old opponent in the first round. Speaking to the audience, Fedor said: "This is our mutual victory, thank you very much". Then, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin stepped into the ring to congratulate the winner.
- Thanks from all the Martial Arts' fans. In particular, because of Fedor, this kind of sports became so popular in this country. Fedor, we congratulate you and give thanks, - he said.
At this time, the audience started yelling "Don't leave!".
It is known that Emelianenko decided to retire from MMA for family reasons.
- Every time I promised my wife that fight would be the last and I lied. This time I honestly decided to stop. I think it's high time to leave. I spent the major part of my life in the ring and now, I must spend time with my family, - Fedor said before the fight.
However, fans of Emelianenko's talent shouldn't despair. They still have an opportunity to see him in major competitions.
Four-time Combat SAMBO World Champion is planning to compete in Combat SAMBO tournaments. The next fight is not long in coming - in November Fedor will step the mat of the World SAMBO Championship in Minsk (Belarus).