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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 ...
Read more...
[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
Read more...
[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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David Rudman


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April 3-5, 2009
On April 3-5 in Bayaguana, Monte Plata, Dominican Republic the very first seminar for beginner SAMBO coaches was conducted by FIAS President David Rudman.
More than 40 people attended the seminar. 20 best coaches received Certificate to coach beginner students according to the program created on March 10, 2009 by Association of Sport and Combat SAMBO of Dominican Republic.
Also, a meeting between FIAS President David Rudman, President of Association of Sport and Combat SAMBO of Dominican Republic Dr. Leonardo A. Monsanto and Chief of national Police of Dominican Republic Major-General Rafael Guillermo Guxman Fermin, was held. It was decided to develop SAMBO in Dominican Republic national Police.

Photos from the visit:

March 23, 2009
Delegation of FIAS - Dr. David Rudman (President), Fernando Compte (General Secretary), Jack Cogan (Vise-President) - flew to Denver (USA) to participate in International Sport Conference "SportAccord".
The program of the conference include meeting of Martial Arts Commission, dedicated to upcoming Martial Art Games, as well as GAISF General Assembly. The conference will be held for 3 days, March 24 to March 26, 2009.
March 13, 2009
On March 13 in Russian town Eletz selection tournament for kids sambo clubs of Lipettzk region was held. David Rudman visited the competitions and congratulated the winning team "Lokomotiv" from Eletz.

Photos from the tournament:

February 28, 2009
On February 28, FIAS President David Rudman met with President of Olympic Committee of Dominican Republic Lic. Luis Mejia Oviedo , 1st Vice-President Dr Leonardo A. Monsanto and coaches. During the meeting the prospects of Sambo development in Dominican Republic were discussed.

Photos from the meeting:

David Rudman with Lic. Luis Mejia Oviedo and Dr Leonardo A. Monsanto

David Rudman with Pedro Giralt

February 18, 2009
On February 18, FIAS President David Rudman visited RosSodruzestvo (Russian Federal Agency helping Russian citizens abroad and dealing with International Cooperation). He participated in the meeting, where FIAS proposed to join RosSodruzestvo to promote Sambo in the world.
February 17, 2009
On February 17, FIAS President David Rudman participated in opening ceremony of STAGE of WORLD CUPS - Open Championship of Belarus.
February 13, 2009
On February 13 David Rudman met with President of RosSodruzestvo (Russian Federal Agency helping Russian citizens abroad and dealing with International Cooperation) Mr Muhametshin Farit Mubarakshevich.
February 6, 2009
On February 6, David Rudman and President of ASIAN SAMBO FEDERATION, FIAS First Vice-President on Sambo Development Mr Fazliddin Pulatov met with Ambassador of Republic of Nepal in Russia Mr. Surya Kiran Gurung. He was presented with the flag of FIAS as well as the Russian flag to be carried by Nepal Sambo Federation to the summit of Mount Everest.
December 20-21, 2008
FIAS President David Rudman conducted 2 days sambo seminar at the school of the famous sambo coach Aleksandr Barakov in Sankt-Peterburg, Russia.
December 13, 2008
On December 13, FIAS delegation - David Rudman (FIAS President), Fernando Compte (FIAS General Secretary), Sergey Eliseev (FIAS Vice-President, President of EUROPEAN SAMBO FEDERATION ) - participated in GAISF Martial Art Commission. It was decided that Sambo will be included at the program of World Martial Art Games to be conducted in Beijing (China) on September 2010.
November 13, 2008
On November 13 - 17, 2008 in Sankt-Peterburg (RUSSIA) FIAS Congress and World Sambo Championships among adults were held. FIAS President David Rudman supervised over this important Sambo event.

Photos from the Championships:

October 16, 2008
On October 16 - 19, 2008 in Minsk (Belarus) World Championships among masters-veterans were held. FIAS President David Rudman congratulated the competitors of this important Sambo event.
October 9, 2008
On October 9 - 13, 2008 in Tashkent (UZBEKISTAN) World Championships among youth and juniors were held. FIAS President David Rudman supervised over this important Sambo event.

Pictures from the Championships:

September 26, 2008
FIAS President David Rudman visited Busan (S. KOREA), where TAFISA-Games "Sport for All" were held on September 26 - October 3. For the first time the games featured Sambo competitions.
June 13, 2008
On June 13 - 15, 2008 in Casablanca (MOROCCO) "Open Africa" Championship (adults, youth and juniors) were held. FIAS President David Rudman congratulated the competitors of this important Sambo event.

Photos from the Championships:

June 2, 2008
On June 2 FIAS delegation (David Rudman, Fernando Compte, Sergey Eliseev, Nikolay Lents) goes to Athena (Greece) to take part in International Sport Accord Conference.
May 11, 2008
On May 11 FIAS President David Rudman flies to Moscow (Russia) to participate in Sambo Championship of Moscow Police, Memorial to general-lieutenant of police, former Chief of Moscow Police Mr. Pankratov (Master Sport of Sambo International Class).
May 4, 2008
On May 3 - May 4, 2008 in Saddle Brook, New Jersey (USA) Pan-American Championship among adults and juniors were held. FIAS President David Rudman supervised over this important Sambo event.

Photos from the Championships:

May 2, 2008
On April 28 - May 2, 2008 in Tbilissi (GEORGIA) Europe Sambo and Combat Sambo Championships among adults were held. President David Rudman congratulated the competitors of this important Sambo event.

Pictures from the Championships:

February 23, 2008
On February 23, 2008 in Minsk (Belarus) First Stage of Sambo World Cup, Open Championship of Belarus 2008 was held. FIAS President David Rudman congratulated the competitors of this important Sambo event.

Results of the Sambo World Cup

February 11, 2008
On February 11, 2008 in Moscow (Russia) during the visit of King of Jordan Abdalla II to Russia, the meeting of His Royal Highness Prince of Jordan Ali Bin Al Hussien and FIAS President David Rudman was held.

More Information about the Meeting

January 9, 2008
On January 9, 2008 in Puerto-Plata (Dominican Republic) President FIAS David Rudman and FIAS Special Representative Kiril Rapaport met with 1st Vice-President of Olympic Comittee of Dominican Republic Dr. Leonardo A.Monsanto.
It was agreed to found National Sambo Federation of Dominican Republic under the patronage of Dominican Republic Olympic Comittee. Sambists from Dominican Republic will participate in Pan-American Sambo Championships 2008 and in World Sambo Championships 2008.

Pictures from the meeting:

David Rudman, Dr. Leonardo A.Monsanto and Kiril Rapoport

David Rudman presenting his book "Self-Defence without weapons
from Viktor Spiridonov to Vladimir Putin" to Dr. Leonardo A.Monsanto

October 10, 2007
FIAS President David Rudman went to Greece to participate in World Championship among masters-veterans and policemen held on October 6-10, 2007.

October 6, 2007
FIAS President David Rudman took part in Stage of Sambo World Cup Championship sponsored by Aslakhanov held on October 3-6, 2007 in Moscow, Russia.

September 29, 2007
On September 29, 2007 in the city of Grozny (capital of Chechen Republic in Russia) the first stage of International Sambo Tournament "Young Samboist" among children sambo clubs, Cup of FIAS President David Rudman, was held.

More Information about the Competition

July 27, 2007
FIAS President David Rudman went to Venezuela to take part in Stage of Sambo World Cup, Open Sambo Cup "Albert Astakhov" held on July 26-30, 2007.

Pictures from the Cup

July 5 2007
On July 5 2007 FIAS President David Rudman met President National Sport Agency of Government of Romania Mr Octavian BELLU.
They discussed problems of further development of Sambo in Romania and in the world.
June 15, 2007
On June 15 FIAS President Mr David Rudman visited the International sambo teams competitions "Russian Federation President's Cup" that was held for the first time in Moscow, Russia.

More information about the Cup

May 31, 2007
On May 31 FIAS President Mr David Rudman went to Uzbekistan to take part in the opening ceremony of Asia Open Championships among men and women, juniors and youth, as well as Combat Sambo Championship among men. Mr. Rudman will be also present at the Congress of Asian Sambo Federation as an observer and an Honorary Guest.

More information about the Chamiponships

May 19, 2007
FIAS President David Rudman visited XIV USA Open Sambo Championship, held on May 19th in the United States in Brooklyn, NY.

Pictures from the Championship can be found on the site of American Amateur Sambo Federation

April 27, 2007
Delegation of FIAS - Dr. David Rudman (President), Fernando Compte (General Secretary), Dr. Nikolay Lents (Executive Director) - participated in 41st GAISF General Assembly and committees meetings, and International Sport Conference "SportAccord" held in Beijing (China) from April 22 to April 27, 2007.

More information and photos from the Conference

April 10, 2007
On April 10, 2007 FIAS (represented by FIAS President David Rudman) and Cassidy & Associates, a company specializing in the government relations industry (represented by Evgeniy Hapeshis, Cassidy & Associates Partner Manager), signed a contract.
The framework contract suggests that Cassidy will assist FIAS in popularization of Sambo throughout the world, and also provide consulting services on the problem of including Sambo in the Olympics.

More information about the contract

April 6, 2007
On April 6, 2007 FIAS President David Rudman took part in 3rd Spartakiada Sambo Competition among children foster homes of Russia, which was held in Moscow, Russia.

More information and pictures from the Spartakiada

March 17, 2007
FIAS President David Rudman visited IV Annual Brooklyn Open Sambo Championship among juniors and youth, held on March 17th in the United States in Brooklyn, NY.

More information about the Championship

January 27, 2007
FIAS President David Rudman participated in the presentation of Russian Annual National Award "Golden Belt" on January 27, 2007.
The Award ceremony took place in Moscow, Russia at the State Kremlin Palace. The Award to the best Russian representatives of various Martial Arts was instituted by Russian Martial Arts League.
According to the Head of Russian Martial Arts League Sergey Kirienko, the "Golden Belt" Awards should be issued annually.
Among the 10 sportsmen, who received the Award, was 3 times World Combat Sambo Champion, 4 times Pride Fighting World Champion Fedor Emelianenko. He received the "Golden Belt" in the nomination "The most memorable victory of the year". The award was presented by the Chairman of Russian Duma Committee on sport, phisical training and youth Mr. V.A. Tretiak.
The main purpose of the National Award is popularization of different kinds of Martial Arts in Russia.
The Russian Martial Arts League was created on June 1st, 2005 at the Constituent Assembly of the leaders of Russian Martial Arts Federations. The League subsidiaries exist in 73 regions of Russia.

Pictures from the Award ceremony:

January 26, 2007
FIAS President David Rudman congratulated the President of Russian Stuntmen Association Aleksandr Inshakov with his 60th birthday on January 26, 2007. The Jubilee of the most well-know stuntman in Russia was celebrated in Fusion restaurant in the circle of 230 friends.
Russian actors Aleksandr Abdulov and Leonid Yarmolnik, musician Andrey Makarevich, Federation Councillor Ralif Safin, Russian President Advisor on the Cossacks problems Gennadiy Troshev, Boxing World Champion Nikolay Valuev, Assistant to the President of Russia Sergey Yastrzembskiy, State Duma deputes singer Aleksandr Rosenbaum and sportsmen Aleksandr Karelin and many others came to the Jubilee celebration.
December 3, 2006
FIAS President David Rudman made a visit to Russian city Perm, where he congratulated the President of FIAS Referee Board, Honored Coach of USSR and Russia Mr. Vasiliy Perchik with his 60th birthday.
David Rudman presented Mr. Perchik with the Letter of Congratulations in appreciation of the important contribution made by Mr. Perchik in Sambo development.

Pictures from the visit:

November 30, 2006
On November 30 David Rudman visited Professional Sambo League Match that was held in Ryazan (Russia). Teams from professional Sambo clubs "Chetra" (Cheboksary) and "Desantnik" (Ryazan) met in the ring of Ryazan State Circus.

More information about the Match

November 29, 2006
On November 29 FIAS President David Rudman was interviewed live at Russian radio station "Echo Moscow". During the evening sport broadcast Rudman told the audience about The World Sambo Championship held in Sofia, about new branch of Sambo - "Demo-Sambo", and also about coming Professional Sambo League Match.

More information about the interview

November 3-6, 2006
FIAS President David Rudman heartily congratulated the competitors of the World Sambo Championship among adult male and female which was conducted in Sofia (Bulgaria).
FIAS Executive Committee meeting and the XVII FIAS Congress were held during the Championship.
October 12-16, 2006
World Sambo Junior and Youth Championship was conducted in Moscow (Russia). FIAS President David Rudman congratulated the competitors of this important Sambo event.
October 10, 2006
In Geneva (Switzerland) the meeting between the leadership of FIAS and President of General Association of International Sport Federations (GAISF) Mr. Hein Verbruggen took place. At the meeting International Amateur Sambo Federation was represented by FIAS President David Rudman, Chief Executive Nikolai Lentz, member of Board of Advisors of Russian and European Sambo Federations Valeriy Sysoev.
During the meeting with GAISF President the prospects of further Sambo development in the world and its participation in international sport movement were discussed.
FIAS President David Rudman also told Mr. Hein Verbruggen about a successful presentation of Sambo as a national Russian sport, which was made on October 9 in Moscow for the President of International Olympic Committee (IOC) Mr. Jacques Rogge.
October 9, 2006
FIAS President David Rudman greeted President of International Olympic Committee (IOC) Mr. Jacques Rogge as he watched the presentation of Sambo in the new basketball palace "Dinamo" in Krylatskoe in Moscow (Russia).

More information about the event

September 29, 2006
World Combat Sambo Championship and World Sambo Championship among Masters-Veterans were held in Tashkent (Uzbekistan). FIAS President David Rudman congratulated the competitors of these important Sambo events.
September 28, 2006
On September 28 David Rudman attended the 36th anniversary of world famous sambo school "Sambo 70". The birthday of the club is considered to be the day of the first training conducted by David Rudman on September 8, 1970.
More than 400 graduates of this famous school attended the celebration. Among them were well-known sportsmen - repeated World Champions: Aleksandr Michailin - 3 times World Judo Champion, Victor Astahov and Igor Kurennoy - 3 times World Sambo Champions and many many others. Many of "Sambo 70" graduates became serious businessmen, public and political figures of Russia. Graduates of this famous sambo school founded several sambo clubs in different countries: Vlad Kulikov and Vitaliy Zaslavskiy founded their clubs in USA, Igor Kurennoy - club "Borec" in Russia.
September 27, 2006
President FIAS David Rudman visited sambo club "Borec", which is founded and run by 3 times World Champion Igor Kurennoy, and conducted seminar for students of well-known coach Oleg Komarov.

Pictures from the Seminar

September 22-23, 2006
International Sambo Tournament "Young Samboist" among children sambo clubs, devoted to the 100th year birthday anniversary of Anatoliy A. Harlampiev, was held in Moscow in Ivan Yarygin Wresling Palace on September 22-23. Sixteen best children sambo clubs' teams from different countries participated in the competition. "Club Sambo-330" from Sankt-Peterburg (Russia) won the Tournament.

Pictures and information from the Tournament

August 12, 2006
Photos from the seminar held by David Rudman in Russia
July 28-29, 2006
On July 28-29 FIAS President David Rudman attended 3rd International Open Sambo Cup "ALBERT ASTAKHOV" held in Maracay (Venezuela).
300 sporstmen from different parts of Venezuela took part in this Competition.
Albert Astakhov and FIAS Founder and First President Fernando Compte were the guests of honor at the Cup.
On July 29 in the framework of the 3rd International Open Sambo Cup, David Rudman conducted Seminar for coaches, referees and participants of the competition.

Pictures from the Competition

June 18, 2006
On June 18 FIAS President David Rudman met one of the eldest members of MOC Vitaliy Smirnov. The meeting was carried out in a friendly climate.
In the course of the meeting the parties exchanged their views on international sport and olympic movements' problems.
Problems of international Sambo development and possibility of recognition of Sambo by MOC were discussed.
Mr. Smirnov expressed his high appreciation of International Sambo Federation work, and supported proposed cooperation between FIAS and international Olympic movement.
V. Smirnov also stated his willingness to give all possible support to FIAS in solving problems of international sport cooperation and interaction with MOC and other organizations that are guiding international sport movement.
V. Smirnov and D. Rudman expressed satisfaction over the results of the meeting.
May 30, 2006
On May 30th FIAS President David Rudman met FIAS First President and Founder Mr. Fernando Compte in Madrid (Spain).
The meeting was carried out in a friendly climate. The problems of international sambo development and leadership were discussed.
Mr. Fernando Compte assured President Rudman that he recognizes FIAS and its legitimate president Mr. D.Rudman to be the only organization with exclusive rights to govern sambo in the world.
Mr. Compte expressed desire to cooperate with FIAS across the whole spectrum of international sambo development problems. The possible aspects of sambo development in Spain were discussed.
In his turn Mr. Rudman invited Mr. Compte to visit World Sambo Junior Championship 2006 in Moscow and World Sambo Championship 2006 in Bulgaria. The invitations were gladly accepted.
May 20, 2006
On May 20th FIAS President David Rudman met General Director of Russian TV Channel "Sport" Mr. V.Kiknadze. They discussed the problems of TV coverage of World Sambo Junior Championship 2006 in Moscow and World Sambo Junior Championship 2006 in Sofia (Bulgaria); and also possibility of increasing telecast time for sambo competitions and different educational and informational programs promoting sambo.
April 4-7, 2006
On April 2nd FIAS President David Rudman, President of Russian and European Sambo Federations Sergey Eliseev and FIAS Chief Executive Nikolai Lentz flew to Seoul (KOR) to participate in GAISF (AGFIS) General Assembly and Martial Arts Commission.
March 22-23, 2006
FIAS President David Rudman attended VIII Genrich Shults Memorial Open Sambo Tournament in Moscow, Russia.
March 20, 2006
Harlampiev Memorial Sambo Tournament was held in Moscow (Russia) on March 19-20. FIAS President David Rudman congratulated the competitors of this important international sambo event.

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March 18-19, 2006
FIAS President David Rudman conducted Sambo Seminar in Gheldman Sambo Academie in Switzerland.
March 5 2006
2006 BRITISH OPEN Sombo Wrestling Championship and 2006 1st British Open Combat Sombo Championship were held in Sittingbourne, Kent (England) on March 5th. FIAS President David Rudman heartily congratulated competitors of this important Sambo events.

Pictures from the Championship (http://www.ibfclubs.co.uk/sombo%2006/Sombo%20British%20Open%202006/index.html)

February 11 2006
FIAS President David Rudman attended the opening of new "Combat Sambo Center" in Brooklyn, NY.
February 9 2006
FIAS President David Rudman met Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation in USA Mr. Yuri V. Ushakov. Second Secretary of Russian Embassy in USA Mr. Igor A. Matveev attended the meeting as well. They discussed problems of further development of Russian sport Sambo in USA.
February 3 2006
FIAS President David Rudman announced the appointment of Mr. Viacheslav Timoshenko as President Special Representative on International Sambo Developement.
February 2 2006
FIAS President David Rudman met President of European Sambo Federation Mr. Sergey Eliseev and President of Asia Sambo Federation Mr. Shaken Amzeev in Moscow. Vice-President of Asia Sambo Federation Mr. Oleg Avramkin and FIAS Chief Executive Mr. Nikolai Lentz attended the meeting as well. They discussed problems of further Sambo development in Europe and Asia and FIAS participation in GAISF international conference on April 2-7 in Seul.
February 1 2006
FIAS President David Rudman announced the appointment of Mr. Alexander Rannich as President Special Representative on International Sambo Developement.
January 27 2006
FIAS President David Rudman met Director General of the MFA of Russia Mr. Doku G. Zavgaev in Ministry Of Foreign Affairs of Russia in Moscow. Member of Board of Advisors of Russian Sambo Federation, General of the Army Petr Deynekin attended the meeting as well. They discussed problems of international Sambo development.
January 23 2006
FIAS President David Rudman announced the appointment of Mr. Valery Kaytmazov as President Special Representative on International Sambo Developement.
January 18 2006
FIAS President David Rudman announced the appointment of Mr. Viacheslav Duvanidis as President Special Representative on International Sambo Developement.
December 2 2005
Second Professional League Sambo Championship between "Sambo-DINAMO" team and club "Chetra" was held on December 2 in Moscow.

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November 30 2005
FIAS President David Rudman met AGFIS (GAISF) President Hein Verbruggen in Geneva (Switzerland). They discussed possible cooperation and joint actions between these two international sport organizations.
November 29 2005
FIAS President David Rudman met minister of sport of Belarus Mr. Alexander Grigorov, president of Belarus Sambo Federation Mr. Vladimir Yaprinzev and president of Sport Club "Dinamo". They discussed problems of further Sambo development in Belarus.
November 11-14 2005
World Championship was held in Astana (Kazakhstan) this November. FIAS President David Rudman opened the championship and congratulated the competitors of this event.
In Astana David Rudman met the president of Kazakhstan Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev. They discussed problems of further Sambo development in Kazakhstan.
During the World Championship the XVI FIAS Congress was held. At the Congress Russian President Mr. Putin was elected Honorary President of the Federation Internationale Amateur de Sambo.

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October 20-24 2005
World Sambo Cup, Combat Sambo World Championship and World Championship between veterans were held in Praga (Che) on October 20-24. FIAS President David Rudman congratulated competitors of these events and awarded a prize to the oldest veteran competitor.
October 13-17 2005
World Championship (youth and juniors) was held in Saloniki (Greece) this October. FIAS President David Rudman heartily congratulated competitors of this important Sambo event.
October 1 2005
On October 1, 2005 Constituent Assembly of African Amateur Sambo Federation was held in Casablanca (Morocco) and African Amateur Sambo Federation was established.
September 28 2005
On September 28 the famous sambo school "Sambo 70" celebrated 35th anniversary. David Rudman heartily congratulated all its graduates with this remarkable jubilee.
August 29 2005
FIAS President David Rudman met Samara's governor Mr Konstantin Titov and minister of sport Mr Oleg Saitov in Samara. They discussed organization of professional Sambo club in Samara and opening of children sport schools.
August 28 2005
On August 28 a monument to 7 times world champion between veterans, 7 times Russia champion Ivan Prokofievich Pesotsky was erected over his grave in Toliatti.
August 27 2005
First Professional League Sambo Championship between "Sambo-DINAMO" team and club "Chetra" was held in Cheboksary on August 27.

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August 23 2005
Mr Rudman visited Kazakhstan and held meetings with administration, president administrative department and several ministries of Republic of Kazakhstan.

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August 20 2005
On August 20 Sambo School of Nikolai Zuev "Rings" was opened in Ekaterinburg.

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June 1-6 2005
Asia Championship was held in Tashkent this June. FIAS President David Rudman heartily congratulated competitors of this important Sambo event.

Pictures from the competition:

Three athletes
(David Rudman with President of Sambo Federation of Mexico Vitaliy Logvin and General Secratary of Sambo Federation of USA Jack Kogan)

With Championship winners

David Rudman with President of Women Sambo Federation of Uzbekistan Elena Pulatova and President of Men Sambo Federation of Uzbekistan Fazliddin Pulatov

David Rudman with minister of sport of Uzbekistan

April 24 2005
1st Sambo Tournament between children foster homes was held in MGSU in Moscow. The tournament was given in the context of 12 Traditional Sambo Tournament sponsored by Evgeniy Gloriosov. FIAS President David Rudman heartily congratulated competitors of this important Sambo event.
April 22 2005
Press conference on David Rudman's FIAS election victory was held in editor's office of "Arguments of Facts" newspaper. Participated in the press conference: FIAS President David Rudman, President of Russian and European Sambo Federations Sergey Eliseev, member of Board of Advisors of Russian Sambo Federation, air marshal Petr Deynekin, President of Masters of Sambo Club, repeated USSR champion, professor Evgeniy Gloriozov. Numerous journalists' questions were answered.
April 19 2005
FIAS President David Rudman met President of Russian Olympic Committee Mr Leonid Tiagachev. Mr Tiagachev congratulated David Rudman on his FIAS election victory. They discussed problems of further Sambo development and specific steps to be taken for Federation International Amature Sambo - russian national sport to become a member of MOC.
April 18 2005

FIAS President David Rudman met Samara's region governor Mr Konstantin Titov in Samara's region representative office in Moscow. Mr Titov congratulated David Rudman on his FIAS election victory. They discussed problems of further Sambo development in Samara's region, organization of professional Sambo club in Samara, opening of children sport school.
April 15 2005
FIAS President David Rudman met Russian President's advisor, member of Board of Advisors of Russian Sambo Federation Mr Aslanbek Aslakhanov. Mr Aslakhanov congratulated David Rudman on his FIAS election victory. They discussed problems of further Sambo development in Russia and in the world.