Legendary Thai fighter and trainer to be inducted into first class of honorees!
PRESS RELEASE (New Jersey) – The New Jersey Martial Arts Hall of Fame is
extremely proud of its inaugural class of inductees to the New Jersey Martial
Arts Hall of Fame. This class will be honored at the induction dinner gala to be
held at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Meadowlands on December 7, 2012.
He was born in Odessa in the Ukraine, Russia. He has competed in over 250
contests and was a national champion of the Ukraine. He was a five time Soviet
He was presented with his Kru at the Master Pimu camp in Bangkok, Thailand long
after starting with Grandmaster Thom Harnick of Holland and continuing his
studies with Arjarn Tony Moore, Kru Vtali Rykov of Russia, Hadj Bettahar of
France and Marco DeCesaris of Italy.
He has organized many muay Thai tournaments and has been a multiple time
representative of US national muay Thai teams. He founded the first muay Thai
association in Russia.
He is a licensed muay Thai and kickboxing judge and referee with the New Jersey
State Athletic Control Board.
In that capacity, he has worked the first regulated professional rules Muay Thai
shows in the history of the State.