July 20th Michael Wynne-Parker, President Commonwealth Sambo Association, attended the Sambo Scottish Open in Dumfries, Scotland.

July 8th Michael Wynne-Parker, Chairman, Introcom International, visited Riversdown House, Residential English Language Training Centre, Hampshire.

May 31st Michael Wynne-Parker, Head Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society, UK Addressed a Conference of the Russian GB Cultural Forum at the Russian Residence, London.

May 30th Michael Wynne-Parker, Presudent Commonwealth Sambo Association, presided at a meeting of the 2019 President’s Organizing Committee at the Galgorm Hotel, Ballymena, Northern Ireland.

April 9th Michael Wynne-Parker, Head of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society,UK Attended a Reception given in honour of the IOPS by HE The Russian Ambassador at the Residence in London.

March 30th Michael Wynne-Parker, Head Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society, UK attended the Annual Investiture at the Constantine Palace, St.Petersburg.


Michael Wynne-Parker,Chairman of the UK Branch of the Society presided at a Reception
And Dinner at the Cavalry and Guards Club. Principal Guests included: HRH The Princess Katarina,
HE The Russian Ambassador, Count Nikolai Tolstoy,The Marquess and Marchioness of Bristol,
The Rev Gavin Ashley Cooper, The Very Rev Maxim Nikolsky,Lady Olga Maitland and Col Christopher MacKenzie-Beever, together with members of the Founding
Advisory Board,Mark Lewis, Ivan Gordienko,William Bortrick and Mark Ayre.
Greetings from the IOPS Head,Sergey Stepashin,were given by Igor Lapshin


HE The Russian Ambassador, HRH Princess Katarina, Michael Wynne-Parker, Igor Lapshin.

NI President’s Cup Success

The Commonwealth SAMBO Association together with FIAS held the President’s Cup, in The Seven Towers Leisure Centre, Ballymena, Northern Ireland. The event proved a great success with almost seventy athletes from 9 countries competing for medals.

Teams from Russia, the Netherlands, England, USA/Canada, France, Cameroon and Trinidad & Tobago participated in team and individual competitions in different weight categories.

Vasily Shestakov, FIAS President, Councillor Lindsay Millar, Mayor of Ballymena and Michael Wynne-Parker, Commonwealth SAMBO President presented The NI President’s Cup to the Russian team who were delighted to retain the title for the fifth consecutive time. They were joined on the winners’ podium by USA and Canada in second place and Cameroon and Northern Ireland joint third.

At the event Vasily Shestakov, President, International Sambo Federation, said the FIAS was overwhelmed by the reception they received and the warmth of the hospitality in Northern Ireland.
Mr Shestakov said: “Sambo is a people sport and, while this was the first time to hold the tournament in Northern Ireland, it couldn’t have gone any better. The weekend was a resounding success.”

Michael Wynne-Parker, President, Commonwealth Sambo Association, said: “The competitions provided the appreciative audience with valuable insight into what Sambo is all about.
“Combat without weapons is all about fitness, technique and timing and we saw all of those attributes expertly displayed in Ballymena.”

For the first time, Northern Ireland fielded a team and their coach, Karl St John, said: “We were thrilled to secure a team bronze and to feature on the winner’s podium on our first outing. The experience was invaluable.

“We will now work on spreading the popularity of the sport and hopefully developing a network of new Sambo clubs.”