Andrei Popandopulo has developed proven teaching methods that will not only help you learn the art of SAMBO quickly, safely and easily, but also provides a wide range of other exciting benefits for students of all ages and abilities:

– Enhanced Endurance
– Improved Cardiovascular Performance
– Increased Strength & Energy
– Added Muscle Tone & Definition
– Improved Coordination
– Improved Focus & Concentration
– Increased Self Esteem & Confidence
– Improved Tolerance & Patience

Andrei Popandopulo

is a world class practitioner of the martial arts with multiple awards and achievements in SAMBO, judo, and MMA. He was awarded Master of Sport of the USSR in SAMBO, and 5th degree blackbelt in judo and jiu-jitsu. He has been inducted into the United States Martial Arts Hall of Fame.

Andrei has more than twenty-five years of SAMBO and judo teaching experience. He was a Professor of Education and the SAMBO and judo head coach at the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering. He has been teaching in the United States since 2008. He is ranked as a Grandmaster of Combat SAMBO Spetsnaz (army SAMBO). Andrei was inducted into the USA Martial Arts Hall of Fame in 2016.


The teaching is great. Andrei could teach a 3 legged stool how to fight! What makes it truly exceptional is that all the techniques taught for self-defense were tested on the battlefield. There is no BS, just what works. –  Serge D., Watertown, MA

Absolutely amazing school. They teach from young to old. The head coach is very attentive and cares greatly about his students. I learned so much already. – Vahram T., San Francisco, CA

I have Trained in SAMBO and Judo with Coach Andrei for 13 Consecutive years, 360 Days of Practice.  His Classes offer Acrobatics, Gymnastics, Self Defense with and without Weapons, Wrestling, Grappling, Judo, and Jujitsu.   He is Real Russian Instructor and part of SAMBO70 Club in Moscow, and has been inducted into The United Stated Martial Arts Hall Of Fame. – Kelvin C., Framingham, MA

SAMBO is both a real sport and something that you just need to know and be able to do for self-defense. Andrey is an amazing, unique coach: very experienced, knowledgeable and attentive. My older son started to learn SAMBO with Andrey when he was 5 years old (now he is 17), younger son joined this club when he was 10. They both very thankful to Andrey and said that what they learned with him was actually beyond martial arts: it is about survival skills and how to be strong, resilient and don’t give up. Highly recommend! – Maria D., San Francisco, CA

Great and effective training for any age and skill level.  Real and practical with or without weapons. – Ed C.

The best go-to for any age, don’t waste time taking your young ones to “karate practice”, learn from the best and learn what WORKS, and there’s alot. –  Dmitriy S., Wayland, MA

The owner Andrei is absolutely amazing! He dedicates so much time to his clients whether they are experienced or the first time attending class. I recommend him to the fullest. – Allison F., Woburn, MA