IJKA international instructor and examiner class B – chief instructor of IJKA Bulgaria and Bulgarian Federation Shotokan Karate Do
Born in 1972.
Education: 1994 graduated from National Sports Academy “V. Levski” with Masters degree in physical education and sport with qualification: “Trainer in Karate Do”.
Since 1995 I study under Sadashige Kato Sensei. I was also fortunate to study from Tetsuhiko Asai Sensei in his last 10 years. During this time beside the Shotokan kata I have studied around 30 Asai Ryu Kata. All my grading’s were with Kato Sensei except Shodan (Enoeda Sensei).
I have attended also seminars and learned from other instructors as: T. Kase, H. Kanazawa, H. Nishiyama, K. Enoeda, M. Tanaka, B. Koller, H. Shirai, M. Kawasoe, Thoru Yamaguchi, M. Ueki, M. Murakami, T. Imura, T. Namiki, T. Okuyama and many others.
- Master’s degree in physical education and sports with qualification “Trainer in Karate Do”. National Sports Academy, Sofia, Bulgaria
- International Instructor – IJKA class B
Graduated International instructors course of IJKA - /IJKA International Kenshusei/
- International Examiner - IJKA class B / up to 3-rd Dan incl. /
- International referee IJKA
- International referee class A Kata and Kumite SKDUN
- 6th Dan - IJKA
PREVIOUS WORK AND ORGANIZATIONAL EXPIRIENCE:
Probationary trainer's practice - 8 semesters (240 hours) during the education in the Higher Institute of Physical Culture (1989- 1994) and instructor at Karate Club “Ipon”
1992 - 94 Karate teacher in "Center for work with children" Ministry of Science and Education - Sofia, Bulgaria.
1994 – 1998 – Instructor of the "Central Army's Sports School "(CASS) and chief instructor of the "Central Sports Club of Army - Combat Sports" (CSKA - Combat Sports) Ministry of defence - Sofia, Bulgaria.
1998 established SHISEIKAN Dojo: chief instructor and president.
1996 – 2004 - Technical Director of Bulgarian Shotokan Karate Do Association - JKA Bulgaria.
Since 2004 organizing the 1st International Shiseikan Shoto Cup.
2004 – Organizing the first participation of Bulgaria in SKDUN World championship and since then represents SKDUN for Bulgaria.
2005 – Founder of the new established Bulgarian Federation Karate Do – IJKA Bulgaria: chief instructor and vice-president.
2005 – organizer of the IJKA European championship, held in Sofia, Bulgaria
2006 – Organizer of the first National Shotokan championship of Bulgaria
2008 - 2009 – Lecturer at National Sports Academy.
2008 – 2018 chairman of the yoing technical committee of Shotokan Karate Do of United Nations (SKDUN)
2009 – Member of IJKA Shihan-Kai
2011 – Reorganized BFK and changed the name to Bulgarian Federation Shotokan Karate-Do (BFSK) (with IJKA, WSKF and JKA as members) - chief instructor and vice-president.
2011- now member of the board of SKDUN
2013 – organizer of the IJKA World championship, held in Burgas, Bulgaria
2016 – organizer of the SKDUN World championship, held in Burgas, Bulgaria
At present teaching at the BFSK club members and as IJKA international instructor in different European countries.
Since 2008 assisting Sadashige Kato Sensei at his seminars all over Europe.
2018 - now - member of the Technical committee of Shotokan Karate Do of United Nations (SKDUN) (Head of Asai Ryu section)
2020 - Director of the Technical commettee of International Japan Karate Do Association (IJKA)