About Grandmaster Galperin
Grandmaster Galperin Grandmaster Galperin is over 70 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.

Master Michael Galperin’s Martial Arts Experience


Began study of Jiu-Jitsu


Began study of Sambo with one of the founders of Sambo, Ivan Vasilyev.


Hand-to-Hand Combat Instructor for Military


Head Instructor and Coach of various schools:
Riot Control units,"Guardian Angels", Body Guards, Police, Combat Sambo Instructors, Military and KGB units, Anti-Drug squads, Rape Prevention classes
Director/ Chief Instructor of various Hand-to-Hand Combat Seminars & Schools at various corporations & universities in Russia


Immigrated to U.S.A., Opened schools of Combat Sambo in Massachusetts: Boston, Newton, Dover/Sherborn Community Education System etc


Taught Rape Prevention Course at Arnold Arboretum Park in Boston, MA


Self-Defense -- Combat Sambo at BBN-JCC

1982 –

Director/Instructor of various Hand-to-Hand Combat and Kubotan Seminars

1981 -

Founder and Head Instructor of Combat Sambo Schools:
Needham Adult Education Program, Needham, MA
Wellesley Recreation Department, Wellesley, MA

Martial Arts Achievements:
 SAMBO Grandmaster Inductee (World Martial Arts Alliance)
 SAMBO Hall of Fame Inductee (AAU-USSA)
 6th Dan in Combat Sambo (6th Upper Degree Black Belt)
 Yodan-4th Dan in Judo (4th Degree Black Belt)
 Yodan-4th Dan in Jiu-Jitsu (4th Degree Black Belt)
 3rd Degree in Chon-Tu Kwan Hapkido (Combat Hapkido)
 Certified Military Instructor & Senior Advisor (U.S.M.C. Quantico, VA)
 Certified Law Enforcement Trainer
 Certified Instr-r of Defensive Tactics, Close Quarter Combat (ICSDA)
 Certified KUBOTAN Instructor
Professional Organizations:
Founder and President of the U.S. Combat Sambo Association (U.S.C.S.A.)
Founder and Director of the Instructors Academy of Combat Sambo (I.A.C.S.)
Founder and Head Master of Michael Galperin’s Combat Sambo Schools
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 the United Martial Arts International-Canada (U.M.A.I.)
U.M.A.I. Representative for Combat Sambo in the United States
Member of the U.S. Judo Association (U.S.J.A.)
Member of the U.S. International Academy of Karate
Member of the U.S. All-Style Karate Instructors' Association
Member of the National College of Martial Arts (N.C.M.A.)
Member of the New England Jiu-Jitsu Association (N.E.J.J.A.)
Technical Advisor for the N.E.J.J.A. in the Art of Combat Sambo
Member of the National All Traditional Jiu-Jitsu Society
Member of the International Combat Hapkido Federation
Member of the World Martial Arts Alliance