The first set of “students” began training at the “School of Coaches”, organized by the Greek Sambo, Kurash, and Chidaoba Federation with the support of the country’s Ministry of Culture and Sports.
Online classes began exactly a month ago — on February 18. All in all, the first group of 43 coaches of the “School” will undergo a course of 300 hours of theoretical and practical training. The class is scheduled to end in June of this year.
“During the training, the coaches learn both sambo and kurash at the same time, and we are confident that after receiving their diplomas, they will make a significant contribution to the popularization of these disciplines in Greece. The teachers at the ‘School of Coaches’ are high-level professionals from the Greek University of Physical Education and Sport Sciences. The quality education of the coaches and the support of the relevant ministry are important components for the development of sambo in Greece,” said Merabi Iliadis, president of the national federation.