Day 1

  • Arrival of participants
  • Accreditation
  • Delegations Sightseeing
  • Gala dinner of the Governor
  • Welcome party for participants

Day 2

  • Demonstrations/performances
  • Master classes from world-famous martial arts masters
  • Opening ceremony
  • Other special events

Day 3

    Day of Nations

  • Demonstrations/performances
  • Master classes from world-famous martial arts masters
  • Historical reconstruction of the Russian fight in the Zhadovsky monastery
  • International Festival
  • Other special events

Day 4

    Schools Day

  • Delegations Sightseeing
  • TAFISA Forum
  • The martial arts TAFISA Award
  • Closing ceremony
  • Farewell Party

Day 5

  • Departure of participants


Ulyanovsk was always remarkable by its schools of martial arts.

We have good schools and traditions.

The most thing is that tradition is taken care by sportsmen and coaches.

Central Venue:

Festival Ambassadors:

Yulia Berezikova is a Russian MMA fighter, winner of the Thai boxing world cup. Ranked fourth in the ranking of women fighters according to the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings… more

Elena Istyagina-Eliseeva Director of the State Museum of Sports, Representative of the Ulyanovsk Regional Branch of the All-Russian Public Organization “Federation of KUDO of Russia”

Ekaterina Dyachenko – Russian swordsman on saber, champion of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (2016) in the team tournament, three-time world champion, five-time champion of Europe… more

Denis Goltsov – Russian athlete, champion and medalist of the Russian championship in combat sambo, European champion, world champion; Master of Sports in Boxing and Sambo, Honored Master of Sports of Russia in Sambo… more

Pavel Korzhavih is a Russian athlete. Honored Master of Sports of the Russian Federation. The eight-time world champion in jiu-jitsu. The most titled Russian athlete in jiu-jitsu. European champion… more

Sergey Ryabukhin (born November 13, 1954, Volsk, Saratov Region) is Russian politician, representative of the legislative (representative) state authority of the Ulyanovsk Region in the Federation Council… more

Grigori Drozd is Russian professional boxer and tayboxer, sports functionary First Vice-President of the Thai Boxing Federation of the Russian Federation. World and European champion in boxing… more

Samarkin Victor is the master of sports of Russia and the owner of the I Dan Kudo Black Belt, the mixed martial arts world champion .

Anastasia Pankina is master of sports, I dan black belt, silver medalist of the taekwondo world championship, winner of the taekwondo world championship and taekwondo European championship.

Elijah Jorga is a master of martial arts from Serbia, 10th dan owner , creator of karate style Fudokan. European champion in kumite (1968), two-time European champion in kata (1976 and 1978). Fifteen times Yugoslavia karate champion .

Wakayama Masashi is Sensei, Founder and Honorary President of the Kobudo International School, having 6 Kobudo dan, 6 Saito Karate dan, 5 Kiokushin-Budokai dan, 5 dan Aikido Aikikai, 4 karate Vadoryu dan, 4 Shorinji-ryu karate dan.

Alexey Trifonov is 3 times multiple, World champion, 3-fold European champion, World champion among professionals in kickboxing, Honored Master of Sports

Oleg Plisov is 2 times World Champion, Master of Sports in Sambo and Judo.

Yevgeny Sudakov

a Soviet heavyweight boxer, played for the USSR national team in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Two-time champion of the national championship, winner of the Soviet Union Cup, silver medalist of the Goodwill Games and the World Cup, bronze medalist of the European Championship, master of sports of international class.

Nikolai Kasatkin.

Master of Martial Arts. Honored Mentor of the Russian Union of Martial Arts. Multiple winner of the International and All-Russian and KARATE competitions among veterans. Experience KARATE 42 years. 7 Dan KARATE. 4 Dan KOBUDO. Chief Instructor of the WKC KARATE Federation of Russia on FUDOKAN style. Vice Chief Instructor of the KARATE Federation of WKC Russia for COBUDO. The founder of the sports Karate in the Ulyanovsk region. In 1999 he was awarded the Gold Medal for the development of FUDOKAN KARATE in Russia. In 2013 he was awarded the World Shotokan Karate Federation (W.S.K.F.) for his contribution to the development of KARATE Shotokan in Russia.

Yuri Arbachakov

Soviet boxer. Champion of the USSR (1989). European Champion (1989). World Amateur Champion (1989). World Champion among professionals (WBC; 1992-1997). Honored Master of Sports of the USSR (1989). Outstanding boxer of the USSR

Svetlana Soluyanova

Master of sports of international class Russia. Two-time champion of Russia in 2012 and 2018, three times bronze medalist of the Russian championships (2013, 2016, 2017). Winner of the IV European Youth Championship 2012. The winner of the international boxing tournament – the XII Silesian Women’s Boxing Championship (2017, Gliwice, Poland). European champion in weight to 51 kg in 2018.

Alexey Vladimirovich Lezin

Russian amateur boxer, world champion of 1995, three-time European champion (1996, 1998, 2000), bronze medalist of the 1996 Olympic Games, winner of the Goodwill Games of 1994, four-time Russian champion (1994, 1995, 1998 2003), two-time world champion among military personnel (1994, 1999). Honored Master of Sports of Russia (1994).

Alexey Vasiasin

General Director of Cinema Park JSC


Ministry of sport of the Russian Federation

The Government of Ulyanovsk region