New York Combat Sambo

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February 7, 2015

New York Combat Sambo team members Thomas Doyle takes home expert division Bronze in the nogi division at NAGA Philadelphia!

March 7, 2015

New York Combat Sambo team members Hassan “Hitman” Hope (3-0) and Victor Severin (1-1) take home Gold and Silver respectively at the Arnold Sports Festival Sambo Open in Columbus, Ohio.

April 12, 2015

It was a great weekend for NYCS team members! Hassan “Hitman” Hope took home a Silver medal from the U.S. Combat Wrestling Team Trials in Lowell, Arkansas. Tommy “Sambo Ronin” Doyle earned Bronze at the IBJJF NY Open in purple belt no-gi division. Tommy cross trains at NYC BJJ. Carlos Del Valle took home Silver in purple belt no-gi and Bronze in gi (Masters) at the IBJJF NY Open. Carlos cross trains at Gracie Barra.

January 1, 2015

New York Combat Sambo has discontinued its MMA program. We have always been a sambo and grappling oriented club. Inasmuch, we have made the decision to stick to our roots and train our athletes solely for Sambo, Self-Defense and Sambo for grappling sports.

April 12, 2015

Our newest Team member Farrukh Niyazimbetov takes home Gold at NAGA worlds (blue belt men’s gi). We are very proud of Farrukh and his first U.S. Medal!

June 6, 2015

NYCS makes a great showing at the 2015 Grappler’s Quest Nationals in Edison, New Jersey. Hassan Hope follows up on his Arnold Classic Gold & Combat Wrestling Trials Silver with a Gold in the intermediate no-gi 179lb division. In his first no-gi tournament, Farrukh Niyazimbetov takes home silver in the intermediate 209lb no-gi division. NYCS assistant coach Tommy Doyle brings home a silver in the advanced no-gi 199lb division. We are so proud of our crew! GO REAPERS!

Here is Hassan’s Finals match

July 18, 2015

We are so proud of Kevin Wang who competed today for the first time in any combat sport and took home a nice new Gold medal! He committed to his throws 100% and nailed several of them. He went 2-0 with one victory by armbar and one on points. Victor Severin took home silver (his 3rd in three tournaments) after three hard fought matches. He nailed several throws and his first ever submission win by armbar. Victor went 2-1, losing in the finals to a stud player and prior world medalist. We are very happy for both guys!

September 5, 2015

We are super proud of Victor Severin who increased his medal collection and took home silver from the Virginia Freestyle Sambo Open!

July 18, 2015

NYCS assistant coach Thomas Doyle increases his MMA record to 2-0 after a dominant unanimous decision at NYFE 8. Go Tommy!

May 22, 2016

NYCS reaper Farrukh Niyazimbetov (far left) takes home silver and gold at the USA Sambo US Open and National Sambo Championships!


May 30, 2016

Huge thanks to Film Combat Syndicate for giving NYCS’s Breakfall Studios’ recent practice fight scene some publicity on their weekly hit list!

Check out the post here

April 13, 2016

NYCS covered! “Local Fighters prepare for More Regulations, Opportunity, As MMA Bill Passes Assembly”

December 22, 2015

NYCS head coach interviewed by Flo Grappling about how Sambo and BJJ can have a mulutally benoficial relationship. “What Sambo and BJJ Can Learn From Each Other”

November, 2016

NYCS’s Rafael Miranda takes Blue Belt Gold at the Good Fight Winter Open in only his second competitive outing! Congrats Rafael!

November, 2016

NYCS’s Head Coach sits in on the Grappling Central Podcast!


March 4, 2017

NYCS’s Reapers take home two gold medals and one silver medal from the 2017 Arnold Classic Sambo Championship! Victor Severin - Gold; Farrukh Niyazimbetov - Gold; Hector Santana - Silver.

October 15 - 16, 2016

NYCS head coach Stephen Koepfer coaches Team USA Combat Wrestling to its first world championship team title in Tamasi, Hungary!

April 2, 2017

NYCS’s Hector Santana and Victor Severin compete at the USA Sambo, Inc Nationals. Victor did not place, but came away with a respectable victory in his first round. Hector took home a bronze medal!

June 9, 2017

NYCS’s Hector Santana wins his MMA debut by defeating Steve Lee of LAW MMA via unanimous decision at Triumph Combat, held at the world’s greatest arena, Madison Square Garden!

April 11, 2017

Stephen Koepfer returns for a second visit to the Grappling Central Podcast!

October 22, 2017

NYCS’s head coach served as head coach for the USA Combat Wrestling World Team in Honjo Japan. Team USA took home more gold medals than any other national team (6) and placed second overall as a team.

December 2, 2017

Alex Jackson and Diego Oliveros brought home Gold (purple/nogi/+205) and silver (white/nogi/170) respectively! Great job to both guys!!