As members of the Gene LeBell Grappling World, Head Coach Franklin Aguirre And Coach Harout Terzyan are two of the most qualify Sambo instructors in the USA.
Aguirre’s Fighting System is a proud Charter of the Gene LeBell’s World Grappling Federation.
Sambo (Russian: са́мбо, IPA: [ˈsambə]; САМозащита Без Оружия) is a Russian martial art and combat sport. The word “SAMBO” is an acronym for SAMozashchita Bez Oruzhiya, which literally translates as “self-defense without weapons”. Sambo is relatively modern since its development began in the early 1920s by the Soviet Red Army to improve their hand-to-hand including leg locks, Judo throw Jiujitsu Grappling and Wrestling, combat abilities. Intended to be a merger of the most effective techniques of other martial arts, Sambo has roots in Japanese Judo, international styles of wrestling, plus traditional folk styles of wrestling such as: Georgian Chidaoba, Tatar Köräş, Uzbek Kurash, Mongolian Khapsagay, Azerbaijani Gulesh, Armenian Kokh and Romanian Trîntǎ.
Anatoly Kharlampiev, a student of Vasili Oshchepkov, is often considered the founder of Sport Sambo. In 1938, it was recognized as an official sport by the USSR All-Union Sports Committee.