OUR TEAM

Our highly skilled instructors have a robust athletic background and extensive experience teaching self-defense or other contact-based sports.

SARGIS BAZINYAN

Krav Maga Armenia Founder and Head Instructor, Co-Founder and Deputy Head of SIAS Academy, Krav Maga international expert

BIOGRAPHY

EDUCATION 

 

From 2004 to 2010 studied at YSU, Faculty  of International Relations and Diplomacy (BA and MA). In 2012 received his MA degree at the Russian Law Academy.  

 


SPORT CAREER 

 

Has been involved in combat arts since the age of 7 when he successfully competed on kickboxing, tai boxing, wushu sanda, karate regional and international contests. 
 

  • 1996-2003 & 2005-2009 Kickboxing Champion, Armenia
  • 1998 W.A.K.O. World Champion
  • 1999-2001 Thai-Boxing Champion, Armenia
  • 2000-2002 Wushu Sanda Champion, Armenia
  • 2000 Full Contact Karate Champion, Armenia
  • 2003 Thai-Boxing World Champion
  • 2004 Hand-to-Hand Fighting Champion, Armenia
  • 2007 Kickboxing World Champion
  • 2007 Kickboxing European Champion
  • 2012 Krav Maga Air Marshal Instructor
  • 2012 Krav Maga VIP Protection Expert
  • 2013 Krav Maga Expert Level 2  

 

QUALIFICATIONS 

 

Has the following qualifications: nurse, extreme driving instructor, shooting instructor. Also, Sargis is conflict management, first-aid medical care, and special tactical readiness lecturer at the SIAS Academy. 

Has passed qualification courses in over 15 countries. He's a certified SWAT team and army Krav Maga instructor.

HRANT KOTANJYAN

Lead Instructor at Krav Maga Armenia and SIAS Academy
 

 

BIOGRAPHY

EDUCATION 


Graduated from UFAR and Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3, Faculty of Marketing. Currently receiving his MBA at Westcliff University.  


SPORT CAREER 



2018 Winner of Armenian K1 Championship  
 

MAYIS NERSESYAN

Senior Instructor at Krav Maga Armenia and SIAS Academy

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

EDUCATION 


Graduated from Armenian State Institute of Physical Culture and Sport, department of sport pedagogy. 


SPORT CAREER 


Has been involved in combat arts, mainly judo and sambo since the age of 8.   

 

  • 2009 Armenian Judo Champion
  • 2013 Armenian Sambo Champion
  • 2014 Armwrestling Champion of Armenian Armed Forces
  • 2018 Armenian MMA Champion  

NAREK SOGOMONYAN

Striking Martial Arts Instructor 

BIOGRAPHY

EDUCATION 


Student at Russian-Armenian University, Faculty  of Economics and Business. 


SPORT CAREER 

 

  • 2005, 2010 Winner at Armenian  Wushu Championship
  • 2005, 2006, 2008,  2009 Winner of «Armenian Black Belts Union»  Wushu Championship
  • Bronze medal at 13 European Wushu Championship
  • 2011 Winner of Kapan Muay Thai Federation Competion
VIK HOVSEPYAN

Striking Martial Arts Instructor 

BIOGRAPHY

EDUCATION 


Graduated from Yerevan State Sports College of Olympic Reserve (YSSCOR), department of sport pedagogy. 


SPORT CAREER 

 

  • 2008 Bronze medal at European Boxing Championship 
  • Master of sports candidate 
  • 2009-2011 Has been recognized as the best boxer of Armenia
ARTUR ZAKARYAN

Wrestling & Grappling Instructor

BIOGRAPHY

EDUCATION 


Graduated from Yerevan State Sports College of Olympic Reserve (YSSCOR), department of sport pedagogy. 


SPORT CAREER 

 

  • 2011, 2013, 2014 Bronze medal at Freestyle Wrestling Armenian Championship 
  • 2012, 2016 Silver medal at Freestyle Wrestling Armenian Championship 
  • 2017 Bronze medal at Armwrestling Championship of Armenian Armed Forces 
  • 2018 Winner at Freestyle Wrestling Armenian Juniors Championship (up to 23 year olds) 
  • 2018 Silver medal at Freestyle Wrestling Armenian Adults Championship 
ARTAVAZD ALEXANYAN

Assistant Instructor

BIOGRAPHY

EDUCATION
 

Studying at school #115, after Sos Hovsepyan.

 

SPORT CAREER

 

  • 2008 Silver medal at  Yerevan Youth Sports Gymnastics Championship
  • 2009 Winner of Yerevan Youth Sports Gymnastics Championship
  • 2010 Winner of the Contest, organized by the Sport School of Gymnastics after Hrant Shahinyan
  • 2010 Winner of Championship by Gymnastics Federation of Armenia
  • 2019 Holds KMA blue level
ARTYOM AROYAN

Assistant Instructor

BIOGRAPHY

EDUCATION 


Student at YSU, Faculty of  Economics and Management

BEN ATANESYAN

Assistant Instructor

BIOGRAPHY

EDUCATION


Student at Yerevan State College of Informatics.

 


SPORT CAREER

 

  • 2017 Winner of KMA Federation's MMA and physical strength close championship
  • 2018 Silver medal at Armenian MMA championship
  • 2018 The best sportsmen of the year, KMA Federation
  • 2019 Holds KMA green level
HOVHANNES HARUTYUNYAN

Assistant Instructor

BIOGRAPHY

EDUCATION

 

Graduated from school #126 after Henry Morgenthau. Studies at  Crisis Management State Academy.

 

SPORT CAREER

 

  • 2014  Silver medal at Armenian Swimming Championship (12-18 y.o)
  • 2018 Among the winner team at "Junior Rescue Team" Championship organized by Crisis Management State Academy.

 

Chess master, level 4.  

EDUARD ARUSHANYAN

Assistant Instructor

BIOGRAPHY

EDUCATION


Studying at School after I. Virabyan.

 

SPORT CAREER

 

  • 2010 Winner at Club Swimming Championship
  • 2019 Holds KMA green level
RAFAYEL KTIKYAN

Assistant Instructor

BIOGRAPHY

EDUCATION


Studying at School #21 after A. Shirvanzade


SPORT CAREER

 

  • 2018 Winner Armenian MMA Championship
  • 2018 Winner of KMA Federation's MMA and physical strength close championship
  • 2018 The best sportsmen of the month, KMA Federation
  • 2019 Holds KMA green level