“SAMBO Federation of Australia Limited” is a proud member of International SAMBO Federation (FIAS) . International Sambo Federation (FIAS) is a non-governmental public non-commercial organization that unites national Sambo federations. FIAS is the only recognized international organization that manages the development of Sambo in the world.
During the whole period of its existence, the FIAS conducts serious work, thanks to which Sambo fans have appeared in more than 100 countries on all continents of the planet. New sections and clubs get open and national Sambo championships are hold in different countries every year.
FIAS has more than 30 years of history. Initially the full name of the organization was the International Amateur Sambo Federation (FIAS (fr) – Fédération Internationale Amateur de SAMBO). As in case of many international sports organizations, the word “amateur” was gone from the name of the Federation in 2011, but the acronym FIAS remained the same.