- Served in both the Russian Special Airborne Assault Reconnaissance Brigade and the Special Airborne Assault Brigade where he studied Hand to Hand Combat and other military skills.
- Left the Russian Army in 1992.
- Studied and competed in San Da, Tai Chi and a few other Chinese martial art disciplines.
- Started study of Russian Martial Arts 1994.
- Originally studied under Alexander Lebedev and has since studied many other Russian Martial Arts Schools including Systema Kadochnikova, ROSS and Ryabko Systema.
- Instructor for the Alpha Prestige Security Company.
- Has obtained real world experience within the security industry.
- 15 years instructing experience.
- Chairman of the Federation Council of Russian Martial Art Minstinsky-tveretskoy tradition 'IZVOR'
Website - http://izvor.ru