About Grandmaster Galperin
Grandmaster Galperin Grandmaster Galperin is over 60 years veteran of the Martial Arts. Mr. Galperin is classified as Grandmaster instructor by the Russian Goverment and has trained both the Russian Military and Police forces.

Grandmaster Galperin is one of the few remainig practitioners of Combat SAMBO who was taught by Ivan Vasilievich Vasilyev , one of the founders of the Russian Combat SAMBO system. Grandmaster Galperin holds the rank of Six Dan in Combat SAMBO and is founder and President of the United States Combat SAMBO Association.In April of 1999, Grandmaster Galperin was elected into the The United States SAMBO Hall of Fame. In December of 2003, The World Martial Arts Alliance awarded Grandmaster Galperin with the title of GrandMaster in Combat Sambo.

Grandmaster Galperin's Accomplishments:

Sambo Grandmaster Inductee (World Martial Arts Alliance)
Sambo Hall of Fame Inductee (AAU-USSA)
6th degree Black Belt in Combat SAMBO
Yodan-4th degree Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu
Yodan-4th degree Black Belt in Judo
3rd degree Black Belt in Chon-Tu Kwan Hapkido (Combat Hapkido)
Certified Military Instructor & Senior Advisor (U.S.M.C. Quantico, VA)
Certified Law Enforcement Trainer
Certified KUBOTAN instructor

Professional Organizations:

Founder and President of the United States Combat SAMBO Association (USCSA)
Founder and Director of the Instructors Academy of Combat SAMBO (IACS)
Board member of the American Sombo Academy, Inc.
Member of the American Society of Law Enforcement Trainers (ASLET)
Member of the International Federation of Ju-Jutsuans
Member of United Martial Arts International-Canada (U.M.A.I.)
U.M.A.I. Representative for Combat Sambo in the United States
Member of U.S. Judo Association
Member of U.S. International Academy of Karate
Member of U.S. All-Style Karate Instructor's Association
Member of National College of Martial Arts (N.C.M.A.)
Member of New England Jiu-Jitsu Association (N.E.J.J.A.)
Member of the United Martial Arts International - Canada
Member of the U.S. International Academy of Karate
Member of the New England Jiu-Jitsu Assocation
Member of the All Traditional Jiu-Jitsu Society
Technical Advisor for the N.E.J.J.A. in the Art of Combat Sambo
Member of National All Traditional Jiu-Jitsu Society
Member of the International Combat Hapkido Federation
Member of the World Martial Arts Alliance

A Chronology of Grandmaster Michael Galperin:

1945 : Began study of Jiu-Jitsu
1947 : Accepted to SAMBO School headed by Ivan Vasilyev, one of the founders of SAMBO
1953-1954 : Hand-to-Hand Combat Instructor for Military
1955-79 : - Head Instructor and Coach of various schools:
"Guardian Angels", Riot Control units, Body Guards, Police, Combat SAMBO Instructors, Military and KGB units, Anti-Drug squads, Rape Prevention self-defense classes
- Director of Hand-to-Hand Combat Seminars
- Chief Instructor of Combat SAMBO for self-defense at various corporations, colleges and  universities in Russia
1979 Immigrated to U.S.A. In June of 1979, opened a school of Combat SAMBO in Brookline, MA
1979-89 Self-Defense -- Combat SAMBO at BBN-JCC
1981-1982 Rape Prevention Course at Arnold Arboretum Park in Boston, MA
1991-92 Combat SAMBO School for Dover/Sherborn Educational
Since 1989

Founder and Head Instructor of Combat SAMBO Schools:
Newton Community Education System, Newton, MA
Needham Adult Education Program, Needham, MA

April 1999 Elected member of the SAMBO Hall of Fame
December 2003 Awarded SAMBO Grandmaster title by World Martial Arts Alliance
February 2004 Awarded the title of Honorable Master of Sport by American SAMBO Federation