Alex was born in the Ukraine, in a town called Zinkiv. He first started sports at the age of 5, playing soccer. A few years later at the age of 9 he joined a wrestling team. He stuck with wrestling his entire childhood, when he attended university he continued to pursue his passion for wrestling. Alex was an active wrestling competitor for over 10 years, until he took a 2 year long break from both training and competing.
After two long years, Alex took part in an international exchange program in Poland, and in 2010 began training again. Around that time period, he started to train MMA, and travelled to multiple countries to experience their martial arts culture.
In 2013 Alex moved to the United States as a student, where he later found himself at a JiuJitsu gym for the first time. He received his blue belt after only 5 months of training. Fast forward to years later and Alex is now the head coach at UFC gym in Virginia beach.
Alex specialises in chokeholds, specifically darce chokes. Which is exactly what his instructional is all about!
Random Facts about Alex
Alex is trained in the ancient martial art called Pankration, which is a sporting event introduced into the Greek Olympic Games in 648 BC.