International Grappling Federation (IGF) was established in 2014 April 16 .

Grappling - mixed wrestling that has emerged from the various sports of wrestling like Brazilian jiu-jitsu, judo, sambo, bushido and others. According to the general philosophy of sport, the athlete must respect the values ​​of sport, to be honest and never harm his/her opponent intentionally claiming the victory. Athletes fight to surrender with all wrestling actions: throws, strangulation or painful actions. After the main fighting only during the additional time scores are counted by approved international rules of grappling. Athletes fight wearing short sportswear: sports shorts and special wrestling shirt.

The main goal of International Grappling Federation (IGF) - to unite and coordinate the activities of all federations, unions, associations, clubs and other sports organizations from the entire world belonging to IGF, to promote and support any activity associated with the aims of the International Grappling Federation. As well as develop and promote grappling (wrestling) sports, organize and carry out grappling tournaments, promotions, championships of various scale and to cooperate with the World and Europe Grappling Federation (WGF and EGF), cooperate with Fédération Lutte Internationale des Associées (FILA) and other international organizations.

International Grappling Federation invites everyone to cooperate and strive together to make a grappling sport papular in the world.

Application form to cooperate


International Grappling Federation founder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kęstutis Smirnovas

Main achievements

1995, 1996, 1997, 1998 - Winner of Lithuanian Combat Self-defense Championships;

1998, 1999 - Winner of Lithuanian Jujitsu Championships;

2000 - The first absolute champion of Lithuanian „Bushido Rings“;

2004 - Winner of the Grand Prix of the „Bushido King“ International Tournament;

2006 -  Champion of the European „MMA Bushido-Shooto“;

2006 - 3rd place winner of the „MMA BUSHIDO-HERO'S“ World Championship.

Multiple winner of international MMA Bushido Tournaments.

Master names awarded:

• 5 Dan MMA Bushido;

• 4 Dan Judo;

• 2 Dan Karate Shindokai;

• 2 Dan Combat Self-Defense;

He has been interested in and engaged in martial arts for more than 30 years.

He has more than 20 years of experience as a coach.

In 2016 Kestutis Smirnovas was awarded the title of teacher expert (Martial Arts - Grappling, Judo, MMA).

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IGF president

Gintarė Bubnytė-Smirnovienė

 

 

IGF chairman of the board, sport director and member of the referees commission

Adrijus Kupstas

 

 

IGF member of the board and ambassador

Sergej Grecicho

 

 

IGF member of the board and men's team trainer

Ričardas Piepolis

 

 

IGF member of the board, women's team trainer, member of the referees commission and international category referee

Vytautas Smirnovas

 

 

IGF member of the board, chairman of the referees commission and international category referee

Dainius Burokas

 

 

International category referee

Algirdas Kazlauskas

 

 

International category referee

Algimantas Bankauskas

 

 

International category referee

Albertas Kašėta

 

 

International category referee

Arnoldas Lukošiūnas

 

 

National category referee

Saulius Džiaugys

 

 

 

National category referee

Valerij Popadko

 

 

National category referee

Mantas Račkauskas

 

National category referee

Olegas Kuzminovas

 

 

Referee

Erikas Abovian

 

 

IGF senior secretary of the competitions

Rolandas Lukoševičius

 

 

IGF secretary-announcer of the competitions

Evaldas Bunevičius