With unparalleled enthusiasm, a keen eye for details and high level of experience from National and International competitions in various styles of Combat Sports Sensei Simeon is leading EMAR Team by example. His warmth and excellent communication skills are capturing the hearts of our students. Simeon has a unique approach to training and likes to mix things up so get ready for a surprise whenever you join EMAR Team.

He has taken our Kyokushin classes a step above thanks to his long history in competitive sports both as an athlete and a trainer. As a matter of fact he is still an Active professional Athlete competing Nationally and Internationally. His motto is “If you don’t lead by example, you Don’t lead at all”

 

In a short period of time Sensei  Simeon’s work started bearing fruit with a strong team of competitors spawning from his class, rising through the ranks of the Karate world. Most of these athletes started in Sensei Simeon’s class with no previous martial arts experience. Competitors aside, there are plenty of success stories outside the competitive arena. From students who were able to shed the extra pounds they had been trying to lose for years, to others who obtained the self confidence they were lacking in their personal lives. Sensei Simeon is a true beacon of positive light here at EMAR Team and dare you to try his classes and resist his contagious enthusiasm.

 

 With more than 26 years of experience in Combat Sports, Sensei Simeon is a  highly accomplished Fighter and a 2nd degree black belt holder in Kyokushin Karate. He has more than 13 years  of experience in teaching full contact Karate (6 years at London Shootfighters – one of the most prestigious MMA Gyms in the world). Through the years Simeon worked with students from no experience at all to top level professional athletes competing at UFC, Bellator and other prestigious Organisations  ! 

While part of the national team of his home country for 6 years he participated in many training camps where he had the honour to train alongside some of the greatest Kyokushin fighters on the planet like Valeri Dimitrov who is 3 times World Champion and 18 times European champion, Kenji Midori (Head of ShinKyokushin and also a World Champion), Tsukamoto (World Kyokushin Champion) and many more.  

Besides full contact karate, Sensei Simeon has more than 14 years of combined experience in kickboxing, K1, Boxing, BJJ, MMA and other fighting arts. He has 5 professional fights at UCMMA and his last fight was a World Title fight for the UCMMA Welterweight K1 Belt.

My achievements
  • 5 TIMES NATIONAL KARATE KYOKUSHIN CHAMPION OF BULGARIA
  • BRITISH REGIONAL KARATE KYOKUSHIN CHAMPION
  • FRENCH OPEN KYOKUSHIN CHAMPION
  • 3RD PLACE EUROPEAN KYOKUSHIN TOURNAMENT (UNDER 18)
  • 3RD PLACE RUSSIAN CUP
  • TROPHY FOR BEST FIGHTING SPIRIT
  • TROPHY FOR BEST TAMESHIWARI ( MOST BROKEN BOARDS IN A TOURNAMENT)
  • SPORTS PERSON OF THE YEAR OF MY HOME TOWN
  • AWARD FROM THE PRESIDENT OF BULGARIA FOR EXCEPTIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS  IN SPORTS AND EDUCATION.
  • ULTIMATE CHALLENGE MIXED MARTIAL ARTS WELTERWEIGHT K1 TITLE FIGHT.
  • I ALSO GRADUATED FROM ROYAL HOLLOWAY, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON WITH A BACHELOR DEGREE IN ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT.

Simeon is available for private one to one classes