CHIEF INSTRUCTOR AT ELITE MARTIAL ARTS RICHMOND FULL CONTACT KARATE. With more than 23 years experience in full contact karate. I am a highly accomplished fighter and 1st degree black belt holder in Kyokushin Karate. I also have more than 10 years experience in teaching full contact Karate (6 years at London Shootfighters – one of the best MMA GYMS in the world) where i worked with students from no experience at all to top level professional athletes ! While part of the national team of my country for 5 years i took part in training camps where i had the honour to train together with some of the greatest fighters on the planet like Valeri Dimitrov who is 3 times world champion and 16 times European champion. I’ve also participated in camps with Kenji Midori, Tsukamoto and many more. Aside from full contact karate i have more than 10 years of combined experience in kickboxing, K1, and amateur boxing, fighting at different promotional show and taking part in amateur boxing competitions.
- 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.
Full contact sports have been my passion since i was 5 and they helped to build a strong, winning character. After many years of teaching professionally at many gyms and countries, i finally had the opportunity to open my own professional, full time dojo in London. We provide full contact martial arts / Kyokushin training for every level and age without compromise.
My mission is to pass the knowledge, passion and skills i have learned to the next generations. With hard work and consistency we built strong and united team.