Nyazov was born in Kazakhstan, in the former Soviet Union. Now 45 years old, he was an accomplished amateur boxer in his country. “I am now a professional trainer,” explained Nyazov. “But because there were no professional athletes in Kazakhstan, I was not able to box professionally, but I was a highly respected amateur and I fell in love with boxing; it has been my passion since I was a fifteen year old boy.” –Read More
He got his start in boxing in his homeland,”Sports were very popular in Russia,” he explained. “Kids didn’t have much to do so they got into sports. For me it was boxing and kick-boxing.”
In Russia he could not be what we call a professional, but he was a competing amateur and when his active career ended in 1989, after Busygin won an array of honors including a third place finish at 156 pounds in Kazakhstan in 1992 at the Euro-Asian in Chelyabinsk, Russia, WAC Federation. –Read More
С 6 лет начал заниматься самбо и дзюдо. В возрасте 16 лет выполнил норматив МС по обеим видам. Неоднократно становился Чемпионом Украины и призёром кубков Европы. Владеет 2 Даном и черным поясом по дзюдо. Является инструктором по дзюдо, самбо, мма, бжж, грепплингу, муай-таю, вольной борьбе, самообороне. Из-за многочисленных травм в 2007 г перестал выступать и начал преподавать дзюдо детям и активно заниматься модельным бизнесом. –Read More
“You may not be familiar with Muay Thai; it is different than American kick boxing,” explained Rivera, 43, “Where they don’t kick below the waist. Thai boxing is called “the art of eight limbs” where you use punches, kicks, elbows, and knees; it is completely different from American kick boxing.”
Muay Thai, it is believed, is a more modern form of the older Muay Boran, or “ancient boxing.” That was a type of unarmed combat used by Siamese soldiers when they lost their weapons in the heat of battle.
Rivera, married and the father of two boys and two girls ranging in age from 12 to 19 years old, began competing in Kung Fu at the age of 16. –Read More
Born in 1976 in the city of Kazan, the capital and largest city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, he began his career as a trainer in freestyle wrestling in Tashkent in 1987. His interest in wrestling began as a youngster when a friend invited him to watch him at wrestling practice, “He called me one day and asked if I wanted to go and I said why not,” recalled Damir. “In the Soviet Union it is popular to watch practice. I then started to go to the gym and found that I really liked it.” –Read More
He arrived in the US in 1992 at the age of 32, now 52, and recently a father for the second time, he began his life in combat sports in Russia learning Sambo, a Russian form of Judo that is a very popular discipline there. The word “SAMBO” is an acronym for SAMooborona Bez Oruzhiya, which in English means “self-defense without weapons.
“When Judo arrived in my country,” he recalled. “I started to practice it because I liked it.”
He has been training people in Judo and Sambo for the past fifteen years here in the US, “After I stopped competing.” He has been a member of the training staff at the Fight Factory since it opened its doors four years ago. –Read More
He teaches Shotokan Karate Do, which is traditional Karate. It is something that he began learning at the very young age of four, “I’ve been in this sport for 22 years,” said Machabeli. “I am a 44 time Georgian and International Champion, and three times World Champion.”
“For two years I have brought a team to the World Championships. As a matter of fact we were in a tournament only recently and our team of fourteen won a total of fourteen medals. Five first place, five second place, and four third place medals.” –-Read More
Coached twofold Olympic champion Alexander Kolchinskii. (Montreal 1976 and Moscow 1980).
Prepared U.S. champion Arcadia Levitin and silver medalist U.S. Youth Championship, the winner of the International tournament “A” class in New York (November 2010) Dmitry Rabchinsky.
Trains Greco Roman, Freestyle, Folk style. Classes for kids of any age. –Read More
Certified NYS teacher
NYS physical education teacher – Master’s degree
Wrestling coach master of sport
Uzbek State University of Physical Education – Read More
A very successful athlete, member of Georgian National Karate-Do Team and instructor of Georgian National Karate-Do Federation.
From 1997 to 2011 inclusive, he became 12 times winner of National and International Tournaments. – Read More
Born 1984 in Belarus. Started to train martial arts at the age of 8 till present.
First it was karate, then hand-to-hand fighting, then boxing/kickboxing and muay thai. Served in special division forces for almost 7 years. Graduated from Belarusian State University achieving bachelor in Law. During this time participated in more than 80 competitions and tournaments. – Read More
I grew up in Greece, and moved to the US when I was 13 years old. I started my training career in the USA when I turned 14 years old and I fell in love with it since then.
I competed all over USA and around the World, i won many Titles as an Amateur and as a Professional. -Read More