Director of Development

As Head of Development for International Sambo Federation from 2012 to 2017, Dr. Andrew Moshanov was responsible for the development of new and existing national federations. During that time he introduced sambo to thirty-two new nations, supporting them to gain recognition from National Olympic Committees and national sport authorities.

Andrew’s prior role saw him as Technical Director of the British Judo Association from 2005 to 2010. His work included the implementation of a new comprehensive technical syllabus and system of non-competitive grading. He worked on the implementation of the United Kingdom Coaching Certificate (UKCC) and Long-Term Athlete Development concept (LTAD).

With an IJF 6th Dan in Judo, Andrew’s early career heralded him as personal of coach of five World Sambo Champions (1988-1992), before he led the Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) National Judo team in their training for the XIII Asian and Olympic Games (1996- 2000). Moshanov entered sports administration as Sports Director for Russian Judo (2000-2004) in charge of the preparation of the national team for all major events.

With a PhD from Moscow State University of Physical Education and Sport (2000), he has lectured in Sports Training Science at the University of Bath and acted as a postgraduate student supervisor at Anglia Ruskin University. He holds an honours in coaching for Russia (the highest coaching distinction) and is a lifetime Honorary National Judo coach for the UK police.

Andrew joined IMMAF as its Head of Development in 2018.