Greeting speech


FIAS is the only recognized international organization that manages SAMBO in the world. The history of FIAS goes back over 30 years.

INTERNATIONAL SAMBO FEDERATION (FIAS) is a non-governmental public organization, the main task of which is the development and promotion of SAMBO in the world. FIAS is the only recognized international organization that manages SAMBO in the world. The history of FIAS goes back over 30 years.

FIAS President – Vasily Borisovich SHESTAKOV, Honored Trainer of the RSFSR, Honored Worker of Physical Culture of the Russian Federation, awarded the badge of honor “For Merits in the Development of Physical Culture and Sports”, the badge of honor “For Merits in the Development of the Olympic Movement in Russia”, Summer Universiade 2013 in Kazan “(Diploma of the President of the Russian Federation V.V. Putin for a commemorative medal), medal” Honorary Lesgaftist “, Honorary Badge” Excellence in Physical Culture and Sports “(Ministry of Sports of the Russian Federation, 2018), is the XI Laureate National award in the field of martial arts “Golden Belt” in the nomination “For contribution to the development of martial arts” (RSBI, 2017), Certificate of honor of the President of the Russian Federation for contribution to the development of physical culture and sports (2019).

FIAS MISSION – developing and promoting SAMBO all over the world, to improve the quality and diversity of life of people of all age groups: from children to the elderly.

We offer our future partners to plunge into the multifaceted world of SAMBO with the aim of mutual development.

FIAS is ready to provide its partners with access to a wide audience of sambo fans in more than 120 countries on 5 continents of the world.

WORLD FIAS Sambo gives strength, health, and self-confidence!

Sambo is a unique martial art, which is based on the synthesis of all the best that has been created in the world of martial arts and martial arts over its 80-year history.

Today SAMBO is developing in 120 countries of the world, and FIAS unites national SAMBO federations of 94 countries of 5 continents of the world. Every year SAMBO expands its geographical boundaries, emerging in new regions of the world.


Fedor Emelianenko is a legend of combat sambo, an ambassador of the International Sambo Federation, and an idol of millions of people all over the world. By his example (27 victories in a row in mixed martial arts) he inspired martial arts lovers from all over the world to practice sambo.

Khabib Nurmagomedov is an outstanding athlete who managed to bring the popularity of SAMBO around the world to a new level. A win-win streak of 28 victories, brilliant technique in standing and stalls, fortitude, and will to win performed by Khabib Nurmagomedov are the best proof that combat sambo wrestlers have no weaknesses. Khabib Nurmagomedov entered the Russian Book of Records as the most popular Instagram blogger in the country. More than 18.3 million people have subscribed to his page.


FIAS is constantly working to integrate SAMBO into the world sports movement, being a full member of the largest international sports organizations: GAISF, TAFISA, WADA, FISU, Peace and Sport, ARISF.

The permanent partners of FIAS are the international sports channel Eurosport, the Olympic channel, and Match TV. FIAS actively cooperates with the authoritative sports publication Inside the games, with the International Association of Sports Press (AIPS), TASS, Interfax, Russia Segodnya, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, RT, Izvestia, Sport 24, EFE, Askanews, and others.

On November 30, 2018, FIAS received temporary recognition from the International Olympic Committee, which was an important step for the development of SAMBO.


  • European Games
  • Asian Games
  • Central American Games
  • World Summer Universiade
  • World Games of Martial Arts
  • TAFISA World Games “Sport for All”