Fédération Internationale de Sambo

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International SAMBO Federation
HeadquartersLausanne, Switzerland
PresidentVasily Shestakov (RUS)
Official website

International Federation of Amateur SAMBO (Fédération Internationale de SAMBO) is the world governing body for the sport of Sambo.[1]


Asian SAMBO Championships is main Sambo and Combat Sambo championships in the Asia. Organized by Asian Sambo Federation (ASF). The First official Asian SAMBO Championship was held in October 1992 in Vladivostok city (Russia). Nineteen (19) Asian SAMBO Championships had been held in the period from 1992 up to 2011. Asian Championships among men and women, youth and juniors are being held annually. In 2005 combat SAMBO (among men) was included into the program of Asian Championships. In 2008 the ASF at the first time held Championships of West and South East Asia in Damascus in 19-20 June and Bangkok in 12-13 July respectively. Central Asian Sambo Championships.

  • Seniors, Youth, Juniors. [M/F]
  • Combat SAMBO for Senior [M]
Number Year Host City, Country Events
10 2001
11 2002
12 2003
13 2004
14 2005
15 2006
16 2007
17 2008
18 2009
19 2010
20 2011 Uzbekistan Tashkent, Uzbekistan
21 2012 Uzbekistan Tashkent, Uzbekistan
22 2013 South Korea Seoul, South Korea
23 2014 Uzbekistan Tashkent, Uzbekistan
24 2015 Kazakhstan Atyrau, Kazakhstan
25 2016 Turkmenistan Ashgabat, Turkmenistan 67
25 2017 Uzbekistan Tashkent, Uzbekistan 67


1984 - the FILA Assembly decided to create an independent federation of SAMBO (FIAS). The president of FIAS was elected Spaniard Fernando Conte. June 13, 1984 In Madrid, a constitutive General Assembly of the FIAS (Fédération Internationale Amateur de SAMBO) is carried out, in which delegates from 56 countries take part. Fernando Compte is elected as the first president 1983 The First World Women’s Sambo Championship is held in Madrid, Spain 1979 For the first time, a Youth World Championship is held at a high international level in Madrid, Spain 1977 The First World Sambo Cup takes place in Oviedo, Spain.[2]


The following are members of the Fédération Internationale de Sambo.[3]

Africa - Confederation Africaine de Sambo Amateur
Candidate members
The Americas - Pan-American Amateur Sambo Federation
Candidate members
Asia - Asian Sambo Federation
Oceania - Australia/Oceania Sambo Federation
Europe - European Sambo Federation
Candidate members


List of FIAS Presidents[4]
  • Spain Fernando Compte (1992-1997)
  • Japan Tomoyuki Horimai (1997-2005)
  • Russia Mikhail Tikhomirov (2005)
  • Russia Vladimir Putin (2005-2009)
  • United States David Rudman (2009-2013)
  • Russia Vasily Shestakov (2013-)


See also[edit]

World Sambo Championships


  1. ^ Green, Thomas A.; Svinth, Joseph R. (September 3, 2010). "Martial Arts of the World: An Encyclopedia of History and Innovation". Books.google.co.uk. p. 512.
  2. ^ "Sambo History - International Sambo Federation (FIAS)". Sambo.sport. Retrieved 3 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Members". Sambo.com. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Honorary Presidents". Sambo.com. Retrieved 8 November 2017.

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