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Meet the team

Oleg Melnikov – Main Kudo Instructor

  • Black belt 2 Dan in KUDO, Candidate for Master of Sports in KUDO
  • Black belt 1 Dan by Taekwon-DO (ITF)
  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Blue Belt (BJJ)

Oleg has a long history with martial arts; he’s been practising for 25 years!

With extensive training in Kudo, Taekwon-Do, as well as Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Oleg is able to set up comprehensive, personalised training programmes for everyone, regardless of age.

Oleg has many won a diverse range of Russian and International competitions in both Kudo, Taekwon-Do and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and professionally supports his students with knowledge, experience and passion for Kudo.

Dilyara Vakhitova

  • Kudo black belt, 1 Dan
  • Goju-Ru Karate black belt, 3 Dan
  • BJJ blue belt
  • Candidate Master of Sports in Kudo
  • Candidate Master of Sports in Karate
  • Active athlete and referee
  • Participant and prize-winner of city, state and international competitions in both Kudo and Karate
  • Brought up more than a dozen prize-winners

Dilyara has extensive experience in Okinawan karate, more than 17 years of regular technics perfection! She joined our team to further improve the technique of punches and kicks for our athletes.

Dilyara was born in 1989 and started martial arts experience in 2004 in Goju-Ru Karate-do (IOGKF). Has coaching experience since 2007, and has been teaching her own classes since 2012.

Alexander Zhuravlev

  • Kudo brown belt
  • BJJ purple belt
  • Active athlete and referee
  • Youth and adult coaching experience since 2016
  • Participant and prize-winner of city, state and international competitions in both Kudo and BJJ
  • Brought up more than a dozen prize-winners

Alexander joined the coach team for further improvement of the overall technical level. He has high skills in both Kudo and BJJ, but especially his strong point is grappling.

Alexander was born in 1989 and started martial arts experience in 1996 in Shotokan Karate-do (SKIF) and today has experience of 25 years.

Tatiana Melnikova

TRX, MFR and Functional training instructor

  • International diploma “Fitness Instructor”
  • International diploma TRX FTC / TRX STC
  • International diploma “Instructor of group classes in aerobics and step aerobics, power and interval classes, tai-Bo and stretching”
  • International diploma “Personal trainer bodybuilding and fitness”

With 18 years’ experience, Tatiana is an expert at delivering classes ranging from power to interval, stretching to yoga and is always ready to challenge your fitness goals.

When Tatiana isn’t attending overseas training courses, she conducts functional training for comprehensive physical development for children and adults, and is a well respected personal trainer!

Check out her certificates.

International certificates:

  • Functional training
  • (MFR) Myofascial release
  • HOT IRON, IRON CROSS
  • B.E.S.T fit
  • Athletic stretch

We look forward to meeting you and your child and getting development, kick-started!