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The Detroit Combat Sambo and the Tripp Academy of Judo are proud to host Andrei Popandopoulo from Sambo 7

Saturday January 14th from 11am to 4pm

Sunday January 15th 10am to 2pm

at the Club Academy of Brazilian Jiu jitsu

29305 Southfield Rd

Southfield, MI 48076

For Additional Info Contact

Detroit Pramek Club


This two day Sambo seminar is open to everyone interested in learning the fundamentals of Russian Sambo and will cover both sport and combat Sambo application.


​About Andrei

​Andrei is a world-class instructor with multiple awards and achievements in Sambo, judo and Mixed Martial Arts. 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. He graduated in 1981 with the title of Master of Sport in Sambo of the USSR, and was awarded a 4th degree black belt in Judo.

From 1983 to 1985 Andrei served as a sergeant in the Special Forces of the Soviet Army. He graduated from the State Central Institute of Physical Education in Moscow in 1990 with a double degree in coaching & personal training, and in sports medicine, massage & physical therapy. After the graduation, Andrei became a Professor of Physical Education and was the judo and sambo head coach at the Moscow State University of Civil Engineering.

Since 1991, after immigrating to the United States, Andrei worked as a personal trainer and a self-defense instructor in a variety of sports clubs in Massachusetts. In 1993, he obtained a Massachusetts massage license and opened the International Massage Therapy Center at Fitness First Gym in Arlington. From 1995 to 2006, Andrei worked as a massage therapist for Boston Bruins.

After retiring from Boston Bruins in 2007, Andrei founded Sambo 7 school. Two years later, in 2009, Sambo 7 team became the champions of the USA Open Sambo Championships.

Andrei’s mission is to popularize his Sambo passion in the United States and around the world. He believes that hard work and perseverance combined with high goal setting and self-accountability always yield consistent results.

Detroit Combat Sambo

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