Open Letter from FIAS Vice President Mr. M.G.Shultz
During more than three years the direction of FIAS represented by its president Shestakov V.B. tries to create private commercial organization using the platform created during long-time history of development called “SAMBO”.
Essentially it is an attempt of theft, probably, with the aim of further sell of our kind of sport. For this it is used the tactics of defamation of people and organizations
that occupied with sambo development throughout their life. These are attempts of liquidation or compulsion to sell famous successful projects in Sambo. Read more...
[May 19, 2013]
Pan-American Federation Congress
The Congress of the Pan-American Amateur SAMBO Federation was held in Punta-Cana, Dominican Republic.
Five representatives out of 7 its official Members have been presented. The 6th official Member - the Panama, provided its voice with the power of attorney.
Presidents and other members of the National Federations discussed the past results, the present issues and the future positive developments of SAMBO in to the American continent Read more...
[March 4, 2013]
1969 — European Judo Champion in individual competition
1969 — Third place in World Judo Championship
1970 — European Judo Champion in team competition
As a sportsman was member of sport association "Dinamo"
Founder and continuous director of "Sambo-70"
club, created on the basis of high school #8 in Moscow (Tepliy Stan area). It was the first attempt of creating a sport school on the basis of educational institution in USSR.
At present time live in New-York (USA)
President of American Amateur Sambo Federation (AASF) since April 4, 2004
President of Federation International Amateur Sambo (FIAS) since April 14, 2005
David is a very active promoter of SAMBO in Russia and recently met with
Russian president Mr. V. Putin to discuss teaching SAMBO in all schools
(elementary thru high school).
Oleg Taktarov (UFC Champion, actor) - March, 2003
There is no man in modern Russian Sambo who has done more
for the sport then David Rudman.The first World Sambo Champion in the first
World Sambo Championship in 1973.
of the largest Sambo club in the World "Sambo70" with
several thousand students, hundreds of National, European and World
His unique style and especially ground work techniques
has effected many people all over the World. In 70s, during his matches,
he had used way more sophisticated technique then the one that came
to us an "eye opener" with UFC competitions.
My coach Nick Baranov spent many days in "Sambo70" trying
to understand his magic craft. Later he has become 2 times World
Champ known for his…leg locks submissions. So it wouldn't be hard
to track where originally my own success has come from.
Chris Bagguley, CPA NYC - May, 2003
I have trained in Judo and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu for 9
years with some of the best instructors in the World. However, David
shows me moves that I have never seen before, starting with my first
lesson with him. My advice is to try just one class with him and see
The International Amateur Sambo Federation elected David Rudman its new president
He is determined to spread his sport worldwide.
Invented in Russia, this kind of wrestling has for its name an abbreviation from the Russian "samooborona bez oruzhia" (self-defense without weapons).
Rudman regards sambo as an extremely promising sport. "This is just the time to promote it. Many sambo wrestlers who made themselves a name back in the Soviet years have emigrated by now, and come out as successful trainers in other countries. Martial arts are all the vogue now, so I think sambo has a fine future," he said to a news conference that followed the sambo European Cup opening day, Saturday April 16.