Systema and Sambo in the United States

Brandon Miller

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Why do we see a hell of a lot more Systema schools or groups than Sambo groups here in the United States? I currently practice Judo and wish I could train in Sambo along with it. Where I live in the PNW we have 0 Sambo groups or schools but like three systema schools. It makes no sense either because I live in Portland which is a fairly large city with a decent amount of Slavic people.
 

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Why are there more point karate fighting schools than Kyokushin? Sambo is tough.

There used to be a group in Seattle run by Aaron Fields, Seatown Grappling I think, that was sambo based.
 
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Why are there more point karate fighting schools than Kyokushin? Sambo is tough.

There used to be a group in Seattle run by Aaron Fields, Seatown Grappling I think, that was sambo based.
Yeah he closed down permanently in 2020 unfortunately. I never trained with him but I heard he was a very legit instructor and the best in the PNW.
 

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Why do we see a hell of a lot more Systema schools or groups than Sambo groups here in the United States? I currently practice Judo and wish I could train in Sambo along with it. Where I live in the PNW we have 0 Sambo groups or schools but like three systema schools. It makes no sense either because I live in Portland which is a fairly large city with a decent amount of Slavic people.
Portland, Oregon?


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