I began studying the martial arts when I was 8 years old. As a child, I practiced Karate-Do and Kyokushin Karate. Karate was my focus for 5 years--I won tournaments and had success in national competitions. Eventually, I lost interest in medals and belts, and I spent my adolescence pursuing other interests.
As I became an adult, my priorities changed. Living in Russia, I felt the need to learn self-defense, and I was again drawn to the martial arts. My training began at The Golden Dragon in 2009. The training was difficult, but I quickly realized the Martial Arts are about so much more than the ability to fight. I started overcoming my weaknesses, discovering philosophy, and improving my health. Gradually, thoughts of dedicating my life to this wonderful art started to visit me more often.
I have learned more than I ever thought possible from practicing Kung Fu, and I would be happy to share my experience and knowledge with others.
Art is a manifestation of the soul, so no matter what your age or physical condition is, it is available to you through the practice of the martial arts. It's never late to start improving.
I teach Kung Fu and Tai Chi.