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The best in combat sports in Bulgaria will be awarded at the annual “Golden Belt” awards 2022

The official award ceremony will take place on December 19th.

The best fighters and coaches in combat sports for 2022 will be awarded for the fifth consecutive year by the National Combat Sports Association of Bulgaria (NABS) – the only combat sports association accredited by the Ministry of Sports in Bulgaria. The official “Golden Belt” 2022 annual awards ceremony will be held on December 19th at 07:30 p.m. Bulgarian time and will be broadcasted live in Bulgaria by the national television Bulgaria ON AIR, which is the official media partner of the event.

Prominent athletes and coaches who have achieved incredible results will be honored with the “Golden Belt” awards for 2022 in the following categories: “Best Athlete – Male”“Best Athlete – Female”, “Best Coach”, “Finest victory”, as well as Golden belt for respect to combat sports and martial arts traditions. Also, every single one of the 12 federations that are part of the Bulgarian National Association of Combat Sports will also have the chance to award their best fighters.

During the official elegant ceremony, a special award will also be presented to deserving journalists with special contributions to the promotion of martial arts and combat sports.

The sole purpose of the awards is to recognize the achievements of the combat sports athletes and coaches and all those who are deeply involved with the development of combat sports in Bulgaria. Bulgaria’s National Association of Combat Sports is the only martial arts organization that is accredited by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Bulgaria. It was established back in 2015. 476 clubs and over 40 000 athletes from Bulgaria are participating in the Association. Kickboxing and Muay Thai, Karate Kyokushin, Taekwondo ITF, Jiu-Jitsu, Sambo, Kendo, Kudo, Wushu, Karate Shotokan, Sumo, Aikido, and Arm Wrestling headquarters are all part of the association.

The ceremony will be broadcasted live in Bulgaria by one of the big Bulgarian national TV networks – Bulgaria ON AIR and online at, as well as online at Boec.BG and on Bulgaria’s National Combat Sports Association Facebook page.

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