I came to the United States from Russia in 2000, and started my Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu journey in November of 2007, as a college student looking for a new hobby. Since that day, Jiu-Jitsu has become my biggest passion. I actively compete at all levels and in August of 2017 I achieved the rank of Black Belt under Francisco Daniel Tavares, on the podium of Master Worlds IBJJF Championship.
Over the years, I have had the privilege of helping many people become better athletes and better fighters. By sharing my extensive knowledge of holistic nutrition, I am also able to help others achieve their optimal health and body composition. I thoroughly enjoy teaching adults and children, and seeing my students’ progress and success has fueled my fire, leading me here: starting my own academy. I eat, sleep and breathe Jiu-Jitsu, and want to share this dedication with my students full-time.
I particularly enjoy breaking down techniques and how they apply to different body types and styles. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced practitioner, I can take you to the next level through private one-on-one lessons or group sessions. No matter what, you can always expect the same consistent, positive energy and attention from me!