New York Combat Sambo

New York Combat Sambo is a division of American Sambo, LLC © 2003-2017 All rights reserved.

This page is dedicated to past and current NYCS students who have demonstrated loyalty, dedication, and have made great impact at our school.

Reilly Bodycomb
Join date: 2006 - 2010


Reilly trained at NYCS full time between 2006 - 2010 and still trains with us when he is in NYC. Reilly is also a BJJ Brown Belt and currently teaches out of Bay Jiu Jitsu in California. He has also taught at NOLA BJJ and Guy Mezger's Combat Club in Texas. Reilly has earned wins in Sport & Freestyle Sambo, Submission Grappling, Mixed Martial Arts and San Da Kickboxing. He has also coached several fighters to wins in various combat sports as well. Reilly was on the 2008 U.S. World Team and at the 2008 Sambo World Championships in St. Petersburg, Russia. While in Russia, he also had the opportunity to offer a demonstration at the FKE Training facility in St. Petersburg. He has built a winning competitive record with his mastery of fast and technical leg-locks. Reilly has published several instructional DVDs and in 2012 published his first book "Sambo Wrestling". Reilly is still family here at NYCS, teaching and training with us when in NYC. Follow Reilly at
www.rdojo.com


Accomplishments include:

2016: Finished ranked 8th in the world in his weight by FIAS
2016: US World Team Member at the World Sambo Championships.

2016: Pan American Championships Gold Medalist

2016: USA Sambo (FIAS) Nationals Gold Medalist

2016: Dutch Open Combat Sambo Championship Gold Medalist

2016: Arnold Classic Sambo Open Gold Medalist

2015: Polaris Pro Competitor

2014: Gold Medal at the ADCC New York Pro Division

2014: Gold Medal at the Arnold Classic Sambo Open

2013: Wins pro MMA debut vis first round heel hook

2013: USA Sambo Open (AASF) Silver Medalist
2012: Invited to compete in the Ultimate Absolute 2 Lightweight Grappling Tournament
2012: British Open Sambo Championships Bronze Medalist
2011: Dutch Sambo Open Gold Medalist
2010: USA Sambo Open Bronze Medalist.
2010: Renegade Grappling League Lightweight Division Gold Medalist
2009: NAGA Northeastern Groundfighting Championships Gold Medallist (expert division)
2009: The Good Fight NJ State JiuJitsu Championships Gold Medalist (advanced division)
2009: Ultimate Sambo Submission Showdown Gold Medalist (open division)
2008: Member of the US National Sambo Team for the FIAS World Championships
2008: The Good Fight Battle on the Battleship Gold Medalist (advanced division)
2008: UMAN Grappling Kickoff Gold Medalist (open division)
2008: UMAN Grappling Kickoff Silver Medalist (absolute division)
2008: Jim Grafe Memorial Tournament: San Da Gold Medalist
2007-2008: Canadian Freestyle Sambo Open Gold Medalist
2007: ISCF MMA World Classic Tournament Semi-finalist (amateur)
2007: North American Freestyle Sambo Championships Bronze Medalist
2006: North American Freestyle Sambo Championships Silver Medalist
2006: NJ Freestyle Sambo Open Bronze Medalist

Phoenix Alexius

Join Date: 2007 - Present

Accomplishments include:

2015: Silver Medal - Shuai Jiao US Open

2013: US Team member at the British Open Sambo Championships

2011: Bronze Medal - Good Fight Christmas Classic (no-gi intermediate division)
2011: Bronze Medal (Judo) World Police & Fireman’s Games
2010: Bronze Medal World MMA Expo Takedown Tournament
2009: Ultimate Sambo Submission Showdown Silver Medalist (open division)
2008: North American Freestyle Sambo Championships Silver Medalist
2008: Canadian Freestyle Sambo Open Silver Medalist


Bradley “Featherstone” Desir - Current Ring Of Combat Lightweight Champion
Join Date: 2009 - 2014
Professional
MMA record: 9-5

Professional Muay Thai record: 1-0

Amateur MMA record: 5-2-0


Follow Bradley on twitter
@BDesirMMA

Follow Bradley on Facebook at www.facebook.com/DesirMMA

Visit Bradley’s offical website: www.Bdesirmma.com

Vincent Beurier
Join Date: 2005 - 2011
Has competed: Grappling, Sambo (sport, freestyle, and combat), MMA

Accomplishments include:
2010: Defeats David Juliano. USKBA Martial Arts Festival Freestyle Sambo Superfight.
2009: Ultimate Sambo Open Gold Medalist
2009: North American Freestyle Sambo Championships Bronze Medalist
2009: Renegade Invitational Freestyle Sambo Tournament Gold Medalist (light weight)
2009: Renegade Invitational Freestyle Sambo Tournament Bronze Medalist (open weight)
2008: North American Freestyle Sambo Championships Silver Medalist
2007: North American Freestyle Sambo Championships Silver Medalist
2006: North American Freestyle Sambo Championships Silver Medalist
2006: Canadian Combat Sambo Challenge Gold Medalist
2006: Ultimate Sambo Open Bronze Medalist


Boris Timoshin
Join Date: 2010
We are honored to have had Boris on our team! He is a living legend in the US Sambo community as the very first Soviet trained Sambo coach to immigrate and teach in the United States, back in 1968. After many decades away from the sport, he joined NYCS to train for the 2011 St. Petersburg Championships (Veteran’s Division). In March, 2011 Boris took home a silver medal from the event after grappling people 20 years his junior.


Sean Fitzgerald
Join Date: 2007 - 2009
Has competed: Grappling and MMA

Amateur MMA Record: 2-0


Accomplishments include:
2008: Winner of the ISCF World Amateur MMA Tournament in Iowa

Kaream Ellington
Join Date: 2006
Kaream trained with NYCS (under Coaches Stephen Koepfer and Miguel Rivera) for his training camp leading up to his bout against Former UFC Japan Champion Kinichi Yamamoto in the MFC/BodogFights. Kaream won his bout with a first round KO just second before the bell. Following this bout he secured a contract and appearance on the first season of the BodogFight reality show.

Anthony “Magnum” Pipola (Ozone Park’s Secret Weapon)
Join Date: 2011 - present
Amateur
MMA record: 3-0

Follow Anthony on Twitter @MagnumTonyP

Accomplishments include:

2015: Silver Medal - Good Fight Winter Open No Gi Submission Only (Brown/Black)

2014: Defeats Roman Chyzhyk at NYFE 3 (1st rd TKO)

2014: Bronze Medal - ADCC New York Pro Division (no-gi)

2014: Silver Medal - Arnold Classic International Sambo Open

2013: Good Fight Winter Open Silver (No-gi open and no-gi advanced)

2013: Featured on “Uptown Radio” story on NY MMA
2012: Good Fight Winter Open Gold Medal (No-gi advanced)

2012: Defeats Michael Roberts at Matrix Fights 6. Read about Tony’s journey leading up to this bout on  Yahoo Sports Cagewriter.

A Long Day’s Journey Into Fight - Part 1

A Long Day’s Journey Into Fight - Part 2
2012: Defeats Jaquan Sumler at TNT Fight Series in his MMA debut
2012: North American Freestyle Sambo Championships Bronze Medal (A division)
2012: ISWA Carpentier Catch Wrestling Open Gold Medal (Beginner division)
2011: Good Fight Christmas Classic No-Gi Grappling Gold Medal (intermediate division)
2011: Good Fight World Championships No-Gi Grappling Silver Medal (intermediate division)

Tyga Maclin

Join Date: 2007 - present

Tyga joined NYCS in 2007 after a long
credentialed wrestling career and since that time has become of our most honored coaches. Additionally, Tyga began training BJJ in 2010 and holds a purple belt under Marcello Garcia.


Accomplishments include:

2010: Defeats BJJ Black Belt Breno Lima. USKBA Freestyle Sambo Superfight

2009: Gold Medal - North American Freestyle Sambo Championships (74kg)

2009: Gold Medal – NJ Jiu Jitsu Championships (Advanced Division - Good Fight)
2009: Gold Medal – (advanced division/submission only) NYC Submission Shootout II

2008: Gold medal - North American Freestyle Sambo Championships (74kg)

Eric Schwartz

Join Date: 2007 - Present

Accomplishments include:

2014: Gold Medal - Shuai Jiao US Open

2013: Gold Medal - ISWA Texas Catch Wrestling Open

2013: Silver Medal - North American Freestyle Sambo Championships

2012: Silver Medal - Good Fight Winter Open (no-gi)
 


Hassan “Hitman” Hope
Join Date: 2013 - 2015
Amateur
MMA record: 1-3

Follow Hassan on Twitter @hitman_hope

Follow Hassan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hitmanhope

Follow Hassan at his website www.hitmanhope.com


Hassan cross trains with Bernie Lenahan at Mendez Boxing.


Accomplishments include:

2015: Gold Medal - Grappler’s Quest Nationals (no-gi/intermediate)

2015: Gold Medal - Arnold Sports Festival Sambo Open

2015: Silver Medal - US Combat Wrestling Team Trial

2014: Defeats Brian Bateman at Victory 5 MMA (Split Decision)

2014: Silver Medal - Arnold Classic International Sambo Open

2013: Bronze Medal - Grappler’s Quest Worlds  (No-gi beginner & white belt Gi)

2013: Silver Medal - Good Fight Winter Open (White belt gi)

2013: Bronze Medal - IBJJF NY Open (White Belt)

2013: Silver Medal - ISWA Texas Catch Wrestling Open (Open Division)

2013: Bronze Medal - ASA North American Freestyle Sambo Championships (B Division)

Thomas “Sambo Ronin” Doyle
Join Date: 2012 - present
Amateur
MMA record: 2-1

Amateur Kickboxing record: 2-1

Follow Thomas on Twitter @samboronin

Follow Thomas on Facebook at www.facebook.com/samboronin


Thomas cross trains at TSMMA, NYC BJJ and is currently ranked a Brown Belt.


Accomplishments include:

2015: Gold medal - Good Fight Winter Open Submission Only (no-gi purple)

2015: Defeats Byant Johnson via UD at NYFE8

2015: Silver Medal - Grappler’s Quest Nationals (advanced)

2015: Bronze Medal - IBJJF NY Open (no-gi purple)

2015: Bronze Medal - NAGA Philadelphia (No-gi Expert)

2014: Defeats Mike Kelly via 1st rd RNC at Victory VII at Madison Square Garden - The first ever MMA bout at the Garden! Read about this historic event at Bloody Elbow

2014: Gold Medal - Good Fight Winter Open Submission Only (Purple Gi & No-gi)

2014: Gold Medal - Good Fight NJ Submission Only (No-gi purple - fastest submission award)

2014: Gold Medal - ADCC New York (Blue Belt Division/Gi)

2014: Gold Medal - Big Apple BJJ Open (Blue Belt Division)

2014: Gold Medal - Good Fight NY Submission Only (no-gi Blue & Absolute)

2013: Gold Medal - Good Fight Winter Open (No-gi advanced)

Victor Severin

Join Date: 2012 - Present

Accomplishments include:

2017: Gold Medal - Arnold Classic Sambo Championship

2015: Gold Medal - Good Fight Winter Open Submission Only (no-gi beginner)

2015: Silver Medal - North American Freestyle Sambo Championships

2015: Silver Medal - Virginia Freestyle Sambo Open

2015: Silver Medal - Arnold Classic Sambo Championship

2014: Silver Medal - Shuai Jiao US Open
 


Stan Rozewicz

Join Date: 2013 - Present

Cross trains BJJ at Unity

Accomplishments include:

2014: Gold Medal - Good Fight Winter Open (Intermediate No-Gi)

2014: Bronze Medal - ADCC Nationals (Intermediate)

2013: Silver Medal - Good Fight Winter Open (Beginner No-Gi)

Farrukh Niyazimbetov

Join Date: 2015 - Present

Accomplishments include:

2017: Gold Medal - Arnold Classic Sambo Championship

2016: Gold and Silver Medals - USA Sambo Inc Nationals

2015: Gold Medal - Shuai Jiao US Open

2015: Gold Medal - Ultimate San Da US Open

2015: Gold Medal - NAGA (Blue Belt Gi)

2015: Silver Medal - Grappler’s Quest US Nationals (Intermediate No-Gi)

2015: Silver Medal - Good Fight Winter Open (Purple Belt No-Gi

2015: Bronze Medal - Good Fight Winter Open (Purple Belt Gi Division)
 

Hector Santana

Join Date: 2016 - Present

Amateur MMA record: 1-0
*Hector cross trains with Coban Muay Thai


Accomplishments include:

2017: Defeats Steve Lee of LAW MMA via UD in his MMA debut at Triumph Kombat

2017: Bronze Medal - USA Sambo, Inc National Championships

2017: Silver Medal - Arnold Classic Sambo Championship