2/11/2019 11:16:20 AM

National Sports Day: Sambo to be showcased for the first time in Qatar

National Sports Day: Sambo to be showcased for the first time in Qatar

DOHA: The Sambo show will be presented in Qatar for the first time at Aspire Zone on the occasion of National Sports Day on Tuesday.

Sambo, literally meaning self-defense without weapons, is a unique martial art and combative sport that was created in Russian Federation.

The show is one of a series of projects held in continuation of the Year of Culture Qatar-Russia 2018. The event will take place in partnership with International Sambo Federation (FIAS).

The programme will consist of interactive master-classes and workshops performed by seven of the best Russian Sambo experts, showcasing the diversity of this combat sport, based on the synthesis of the very best of the world’s martial arts.

During the interactive workshops, professional trainers will show the audience the basic Sambo self-defense techniques, talk about the uniqueness of Beach Sambo and invite them to take part in the various master-classes and competitions with a chance for them to win prizes.

Guests will also have an opportunity to explore a special photo exhibition showcasing the 80-year history of Sambo.

Other activities for children such as face painting and a photo shoot with mascots to keep everyone entertained will also be organized.

“We are thrilled to extend the successful Year of Culture Qatar-Russia 2018 through additional activities and welcome the Sambo sport to Qatar for the first time. This initiative is yet another unique opportunity for shared cultural exchange, demonstrating Qatar’s festive outlook on sports, while also displaying Russia's diverse sport and cultural background,” said Fahad bin Mohammed Al Attiyah, Qatar Ambassador to the Russian Federation.

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