Serge Gerlach has a long history in martial arts with training in san shou, submission wrestling, BJJ, and Combat Sambo under Alexander Barakov. Most recently Serge has trained in Moscow with Igor Kurinnoy. He won the heavyweight bronze medal at the 1997 Gene LeBell World Grappler’s Challenge in Toronto, Canada; a gold medal (2004) and silver medal (2006) at the United Gracie Tournament in San Francisco; a bronze medal at the 2005 Unity Classic Sambo Tournament; and a silver medal at the 2005 and 2007 North American Freestyle Sambo Championships.
Serge Teaches the Cali SamboProgram at Lavin MMA. If you’re looking to fill in the gaps of your Jiu Jitsu game, learn proper mobility/tumbling warmups, or just get the authentic old country Sambo experience, The Calif Sambo program is right for you. Serge loves to help students refine their techniques or just talk shop about grappling and MMA. Don’t forget to check out Serge’s blog for great info