The International SAMBO Federation (FIAS) is a non-governmental public organization that unites National SAMBO Federations and manages the development of SAMBO in more than 120 countries all over the world.
On the 30th of November 2018 FIAS obtained provisional recognition of the International Olympic Committee.
SAMBO, which literally translates “self-defense without weapons”, is a unique synthesis of the most effective techniques of different combat sports and martial arts.
More than 30 major SAMBO competitions are held annually at the international level under the auspices of FIAS. FIAS seeks to develop all possible disciplines of SAMBO: for children and younger people, women and men, people with disabilities as well as for law enforcement agencies and special services.
FIAS is constantly implementing various projects and programs for the wide distribution of SAMBO on all the continents, its popularization and engagement of a growing number of followers of our sport.