Thursday, October 10, 2013

British Sombo News

British Sombo is moving forward



I have enclosed a link to my blog this gives you an excellent insight into the Biggest and best FIAS Congress we have ever had. While at the congress I formulated some new contacts, which hopefully will benefit the BSF membership.

 Next years World Championships will be Japan unless we get some funding for this it will be a very costly trip. And as you know the BSF is totally self funding and does not have the resources to fund international trips. Yet there are some international events closer to home at the end of January the Belgium Federation are holding a small event, Germany have events in Hamburg and Dortmund, France Paris. The Arnold Sports Festival in the USA at the end of February. There is also the World Masters in October 2014 in Bulgaria GB always does well in this event so hopefully we will have a team for this. It also hoped to send some players to the World Cadet and Junior Championships

FIAS President Shestakov 

The most important event for 2014 is the Presidents Cup in London you can find more on the blog I mentioned above which includes the speech by the President of the Commonwealth Sambo Association Lord Simon Reading,  Positive Russia Foundation will have £1.5 million for this event and the BSF will have a major role in organising this event. So how will affect the BSF Team and officials for this one occasion all those involved will get their travel and accommodation paid for in this most prestigious event. To get selected you will have to attend the British Trials in on March 29th in Bedford as the host country we will be allowed 2 players per weigh category


The Hall where the Sombo will be held

The British Trials will be for Senior Men and Women, it will take part before the British Open on the same day, all entrants will have to book in advance, sending in a copy of their passports as the British Team will consists of British Subjects only, a copy of proof of membership to a BSF affiliated association. Entry forms will be available at the end of the year

The BSF is a true federation of associations, each association affiliates each year and this allows their members to participate in BSF events.

Sombo Equipment in the past we have been relaxed on Sombo Uniform because there was difficulty in obtaining equipment, this is no longer the case as Russell Dodds along with Sports Direct and Lonsdale are now selling all sizes of Jackets, Boots and Shorts. So all future BSF sanctioned events competitors will be attired in correct uniform. While on the subject of uniform at all BSF events medallist will present themselves in Red Uniform

December 1st
Warriors Grappling Club
Present an Open Sombo Competition
 Swale Martial arts Club Sittingbourne ME10 4BL
Contact for entry forms

Red Star Sambo
Open Sombo Tournament
Dumfries Scotland
November 30th

January 18th 2014

BSF Awards Dinner 7pm
Coniston Hotel

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