Alex (Oleg) Amirian was born on November 24th of 1969 in Yerevan Armenia. 1983-1986 studied boxing in one of the former Soviet Union’s famous boxing schools managed by Olympic Champion Yengibaryan. 1986 enrolled in army where served in the Special Forces of Russia of St. Petersburg City. Completed special training in the “Self-Defense without weapon” program. In the army started practicing Thai Boxing under the leadership of Kru Pak.
1989-1993 Graduated from Yerevan State University with Major in Philosophy. Specialized in trends of Ancient East and Marshal Arts of East in history and philosophy of ancient east.
1989-1993 Graduated from Yerevan State University with Major in Philosophy. Specialized in trends of Ancient East and Marshal Arts of East in history and philosophy of ancient east.1993 continued the training in Russia participating in different contests of Self- Defense without weapons and Kickboxing. 1994 started training/coaching work of Thai Boxing and Yoga sections at the Sports School for youths in Cherepovezc (Russia).
1997 participated in International Self-Defense without weapons tournament- seminar of “Fighting machine” version that was held in Minsk Belarus. Got officially certified as an instructor- methodist of Self- Defense without weapon section. Starting from 1997 headed Thai Boxing Federation of Armenia. Also was selected as a head coach of the federation. In 1998 Alex’s students were participating in different local and national tournaments engaging in the most honorable places; they conquered two gold medals. Those tournaments were Budo I, Budo II and mixed tournaments of Self- Defense without weapon where participants represented different types of Eastern Marshal Arts (Karate, Full Contact Karate, Thai Boxing, and Taekwondo).In 1999 Alex’s students participated in the Championship of Euroclubs in Niredhaza, Hungary. They conquered three gold and one silver medals: Tigran Hovanesyan 14 y.o. (40 kg.) – Gold, Andranik Melkonyan 24 y.o. (56 kg.) – Gold, Artak Dzhelavyan 25 y.o. (90 kg.) – Gold, and Arsen Barsegyan 18 y.o. (62 kg.) – Silver.In addition Alex Amirian was rewarded as the best coach of tournament.
1999 Alex was offered a job and invited by Chairman, Karoi Ishtvan of Hungarian Club “From Tractor”in Niredhaza city to coach one of the club representatives in order to get him ready for the Hungarian Championship. The goal was that the winner then will participate in the World Championship which was held in Italy. Alex has been very successful in Yoga coaching, too. His student Vagan Sarkisyan was entered into Guinness Book. Sarkisyan’s phenomenal abilities are not only mentioned and recognized in Russian and Armenian media, but also worldwide (click here to view the record’s certificate). Now Vagan Sarkisyan is heading a Sports Club in Moscow Russia and people refer to him as an “Iron Vagan”. Many news media covered the event.In 1999 Alex became a member of US Muai Thai Association, which invited him to USA later on, where Alex successfully continues his coaching career.
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