“Sambo is a sport and self-defense that can be enjoyed by men and women of all ages, even with a gym and casual clothes. It has the advantage of being easily accessible without any financial burden.
Sambo is a fighting sport that has recently gained worldwide attention. The roots of Yemelianenko Fyodor (47), who was called ‘one in six billion’ in the past, and Khabib Nurmagomedov (35), who announced his retirement at the top after 29 wins and undefeated UFC, are the three.
Sambo is an abbreviation for ‘bare-handed self-defense without the use of weapons’ in Russian. It is known as a traditional Russian martial art, but to be precise, it is a global martial art created by referring to various traditional martial arts such as judo, jiu-jitsu, sumo, wrestling, hapsagai, kureshi, trinta, and chidaoba. As it was developed to subdue the enemy in special forces, it is highly evaluated for its practicality. Sambo has been consistently mentioned as a candidate for an official Olympic event until recently, including acquiring the status of a recognized event from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 2021.
Vasily Shestakov (64), president of the International Sambo Federation, had an online interview with E-Daily ahead of the Asian Sambo Championships to be held in Astana, Kazakhstan from the 9th to the 11th of next month.
He said, “Korea is an East Asian sambo advanced country where sambo is rapidly developing and spreading.”
President Shestakov is the most important figure in world sambo. In order to protect his two younger siblings in the unfortunate environment of living in a shack, he started Sambo since he was a student. As a result, he became a sambo player and rose to the current president of the International Sambo Federation. He was first elected in 2009, and has extended his term three times, and is currently serving four consecutive terms.
Chairman Shestakov emphasized the excellence of sambo by mentioning the names of former sambo fighters who dominated the mixed martial arts stage, such as Fyodor and Nurmagomedov.
He explained, “The secret to success in Sambo is that there are no weaknesses, whether standing or on the ground. He added, “There is a 토스카지노saying that sambo is chess played on a mat.”
Korea is one of the few countries to have won a gold medal at the World Championships. Ko Seok-hyun, who is currently active as a mixed martial artist, rose to the top in the 82kg class Combat Sambo World Championships held in Sochi, Russia in 2017. It was the only gold medal won by a Korean athlete at the World Championships.
President Shestakov said, “It is no coincidence that Korea’s first world champion was born at the World Sambo Championships. Korea has been steadily attracting international competitions, such as holding the International Sambo Federation President’s Cup every year from 2016 to 2018.” do,” he said.
The biggest challenge for sambo is its adoption as an official Olympic event. President Shestakov said, “Currently, sambo is distributed in 130 countries, and in 2021, it obtained the status of an International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognized event.” will,” he stressed.
He also said, “I would like to express my gratitude to all Korean Sambo people for their passion and interest. I believe in the success of the Korean Sambo Federation and its executives, leaders, and players led by President Moon Seong-cheon,” and cheered, saying, “I hope Korean players will achieve good results in the Asian Sambo Championships.”