Congratulation on the 80th anniversary of SAMBO!

November 15 2018

Dear colleagues, presidents of the National Sambo Federationsof the European Sambo Federation,

On behalf of the European Sambo Federation we are pleased to congratulate you on the 80th anniversary of SAMBO!

Self-defense without weapons is a form of martial art, which was created in 1938 and gained popularity among current athletes and the younger generation. In the entire history of Sambo, professionals and amateurs have had the opportunity to take part in many international competitions held in more than 45 countries.

Today Sambo is practiced in 120 countries of the world, and the International Sambo Federation unites 88 National Federations. Thanks to your support in the development and conduct of sambo competitions athletes, coaches, referees and fans get not only great sports experience, but also cultural ties between states are becoming stronger. Each competition turns into an unforgettable festival for the participants!

The European Sambo Federation is grateful to you for fruitful cooperation for the benefit of sports and the health of nations!

Yours Faithfully

Sergey Eliseev

President of the European Sambo Federation

FIAS vice-president