On 27-28 March, 2018 international competitions in martial arts and sambo-wrestling took place in New Athos. Competitions were held in the gym of the New Athos Secondary School.
On 1 September, 2017, the New Athos Monastery founded a section of the judo and sambo wrestling school.
At the last competitions, the monastic team, represented by students of different ages, got one gold, one silver and twelve bronze medals.
The New Athos Monastery thanks the headmistress of the New Athos Secondary School, Asida Zurabovna Mikanba, the coaches of the team – Gadelia Inal and Bagatelia Alias, as well as all the boys whose perseverance and willpower made it possible to achieve victories in the competitions