Connecticut's Model AAU Community Martial Arts Program Club #W375A9
Adult Combat Sambo & AAU Freestyle Judo Team
Youth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Coming Soon
Beaver Brook Mill, Baltic CT
Submit Your E-Mail or TEXT 860-792-1914 to Schedule a Tryout
Sambo is a Judo-based martial art originally developed in Russia that combines old school Judo with techniques of Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu and Kickboxing . Fast takedowns and submissions are its trademark, it is also famous for its arsenal of leglocks. Combat Sambo Is one of the most complete fighting systems in the world, offering something for everyone: you'll learn throws and takedowns, groundwork and basic striking in both a gi and no-gi.
Freestyle Judo and SAMBO are complimentary: we are a Combat SAMBO school with a Freestyle Judo team:
"Judo the way it ought to be!"
Freestyle Judo brings back the golden age of Judo competition by embracing the fighting arts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling and Russian Sambo.
Freestyle Judo is sanctioned by the Amateur Athletic Union, the organizer of the Junior Olympics: we are official club #W375A9
"SILA VOLI TEAM"
We prepare our students to compete in a variety of combat sports: Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, No-gi Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, Sambo, Combat Sambo, Boxing and Kickboxing.
"My first Jiu-Jitsu, Sambo, and MMA experience was at your class. Thanks for cultivating such a positive culture on the mat that allowed me to feel comfortable sticking with the martial arts!"
Contact us today to schedule a try out!
Classes for Teens and Adults!
When Dr. Jigoro Kano founded Judo in 1882 he formed it around his "Three Cultures" principle:
"Although our program is not traditional, it is founded on a set of tenets that I believe Prof. Kano would recognize and endorse, starting with Respect for People: I believe everyone deserves respect, empathy and honesty. Second: our program is built upon Passion For The Sport: I have dedicated over 30 years to the martial arts as a competitor and coach, and truly love what I do; I promise to give you my all every time I coach and I expect the same from my athletes. And finally, Continuous Improvement: Continuous Improvement is a mindset that requires us to always try to be better; not just as a martial artist but also as a person and community member." -Greg S, Head Coach
Our school is unique: we are the ONLY authentic Combat SAMBO school and only AAU/IFJA Freestyle Judo Team in the State!
All of our team members must maintain a valid AAU membership. Teen and Adult memberships cost $29 and must be renewed by August 31st
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Experience the difference!
"Amazing experience. Every class I feel I have a better understanding of the art walking out the doors at the end of the class. Great for all ages. It's never too soon or too late to start learning, and this is the perfect atmosphere to learn and grow." Nick- Windham
Connecticut's AAU Freestyle Judo program
A return to " Judo the way it ought to be"
SV Dojo, as Connecticut's model AAU community Martial Arts program, is dedicated to offering professional instruction in both Sambo and competitive Freestyle Judo that is built upon Judo's three cultures of physical, mental and skill development.
Our vision is to be a model of community improvement by offering accessible and affordable, world-class martial arts and sports training and competition opportunities in both Judo and SAMBO.
To train and support future coaches and athletes. To expand Freestyle Judo and Sambo and to create a local Freestyle Judo league of affiliated AAU clubs.
Inside SV Dojo
We're a small Dojo focused on value, personalized instruction and results
Inside Historic Beaver Brook Mill
Convenient to most of Eastern Connecticut; whether you live in Norwich, Windham, Plainfield or Griswold we are just a short ride away, but we also have students who regularly travel from over an hour away to take advantage of our unique program! Easy to locate inside Beaver Brook Mill.
The AAU: "Sports for all Forever!"
Since 1888 the Amateur Athletic Union has set the standard for amateur sports in the USA. Our status as an AAU Community Martial Arts Program means we can offer more for less, like: professionally trained coaching, comprehensive athlete insurance, and the area's only adult background check policy, also events like the Freestyle Judo National Championships and the Junior Olympics.
Freestyle Judo: "Judo The Way It Ought To Be!"
Not for the feint of heart, Freestyle Judo brings back the 'Golden Age' of Judo competition by embracing the fighting arts of Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling and Russian Sambo. Anyone who saw Judo in the 60's, 70's and 80's knows that Judo was meant to be a combat art. Freestyle Judo is a competition style of Kodokan Judo, sanctioned by the AAU that allows for all of Judo's technique to be utilized on both the feet and on the ground. We are the States ONLY OFFCIAL AAU FSJ team "Sila Voli Team" #W375A9
Combat Sambo: The worlds most comprehensive self-defense system
"COMBAT SAMBO training helps prepare you mentally and physically to react to threatening situations without relying on weapons as your primary means of defense."
Similar to MMA, Combat Sambo employs techniques from Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing and more. Sambo has also proven effective without a gi: both Fedor Emelianenko and Khabib Nurmagomedov were both Combat Sambo World Champions before becoming MMA Champions.
"Some of my favorite memories and times were on the mat with you. Really changed the way I trained and understood things. Can't thank you enough." Matt K -Sensei 🔥
"I've always had an affinity for leglocks and I'm actually known in the BJJ community for my leglocks and throws... but damn! Some of the stuff you showed was brand new to me and I will definitely add it to my game!"
Gary A- BJJ Black Belt-Pan American Champion🔥
"It's a welcoming place that is made for ANYONE! Regardless if you're new to the sport or not, there's amazing people to help you improve every single training session. Also, the schedule for classes is extremely accommodating. I couldn't ask for a better gym"
"My kids started attending classes this past winter. They have really enjoyed it. Greg is a wonderful instructor who is patient, encouraging and positive with the kids. Everyone is welcoming and supportive. My kids are learning a lot and look forward to the classes. I highly recommend Shetucket Valley Martial Arts"
"Absolutely one of the most grueling and fun things I've done."
Eric L 🔥
"You and Jiu-Jitsu had such a positive effect on my life"
Anthony- Plainfield 🔥
"Thanks for letting us live on your mats for a week, no joke it was an amazing experience!"
Ken D 🔥
"I was at your NOHO Sambo seminar (seems I've caught a bit of a Sambo bug!) and been interested in learning more ever since!"
Suzanne G - BJJ Purple Belt, Pan Am Champion 🔥
"Thank you for having us at Sambo Camp, it was exactly what we hoped for"
Eric M -BJJ Black Belt 🔥
"Thanks for making us feel welcome, I hope we get the opportunity to train with you again!"
Kano -BJJ Black Belt 🔥
"AWESOME leglock class...OSS!"
Edwin F - BJJ Brown Belt, Pan Am Champion 🔥
"I will personally vouch for this system till I die, crazy high percentage!"
Bladden -BJJ Black Belt 🔥
"I love all that old school s##t you teach coach"
John 'Doomsday' Howard- UFC, PFL Fighter 🔥
"That was the best seminar I've ever been to"
Pat S- Owner New England Combat🔥