Originally Posted by Einarr
No such thing as a Sambo black belt.
Maybe. I am not sure where I got that because it is not listed in his bio. I watched a class and these guys go hard.
Andrei is a world-class instructor with multiple awards and achievements in Judo, SAMBO and Mixed martial Arts. He is the creator of a widely successful Self Defence Videos
website, that has helped thousands of people globally to learn self-defense in an easy, well structured way.
Andrei began his sports career in 1978 in the Olympic Development School of Moscow “SAMBO-70” - one of the most prestigious schools in the former Soviet Union. From 1983-1985, Andrei served in the Special Forces of the Soviet Army. After his army service, Andrei acquired his bachelor's degree from Central University of Physical Education. Following graduation through 1991, he worked as a professor of physical education in MICI University in Moscow, where he was also a head coach in Judo, Wrestling and SAMBO teams. In 1991, after immigrating to United States, Andrei worked as a Fitness and Martial Arts Instructor in the Boston Area. In 1994, he opened International Massage Therapy Center in Arlington Massachusetts. From 1995-2006, Andrei was a staff member of the Boston Bruins Hockey team providing muscular therapy services and traveling with the team.
In 2006, after retiring from the Boston Bruins, Andrei began forming his martial arts studio. In 2007, the SAMBO-7 School was created. Two years later, in 2009, team SAMBO-7 became the Champions of the International SAMBO USA Open Championship.
Andrei's mission is to popularize his SAMBO passion in the USA and the World.