Oleg Busying is not only a boxing coach, he is proficient in Thai boxing, and Judo, “I trained eight years in Judo and Sambo, and twelve years in kick boxing, karate, and now boxing,” said Busygin. “I was involved in boxing since he was 10 years old.”
He got his start in boxing in his homeland,”Sports were very popular in Russia,” he explained. “Kids didn’t have much to do so they got into sports. For me it was boxing and kick-boxing.”
In Russia he could not be what we call a professional, but he was a competing amateur and when his active career ended in 1989, after Busygin won an array of honors including a third place finish at 156 pounds in Kazakhstan in 1992 at the Euro-Asian in Chelyabinsk, Russia, WAC Federation. In 1994, he placed second in full contact Karate in the absolute weight class. That is a class where the competition is open to all regardless of weight. He won The Tiger Schulman, full contact Karate in 2000, in the 200 pound division. He has won competitions in Judo, Karate as well as boxing and kick boxing.
If there is anything that can indicate the level of his ability to teach it is the success of his students.
Since starting his career as a trainer in 1989, and even before he joined The Fight Factory in 2010. In 2004 Oleg opened he's own boxing club, "Brighton Boxing Club," in Brighten Beach Brooklyn, and began to watch his protégé’s develop under his tutelage to become champions in boxing. Busygin’s record of bringing success to his students is his proudest accomplishment.
Oleg has seen many of his pupils succeed in open competitions including, Vasiliy Zerebenko who was the Golden Gloves champion in 2007 and was honored by Vladimir Klitschko.
Another student of his, Vasiliy Fidushkin, finished in 3rd place in 2010 Golden Gloves; and Nurpais Turabekov made it to 3rd place in the world championship in Chicago 2007, and 3rd place in the 2009 Golden Gloves. Another student of Busygin, Denis Trepachko, also placed 3rd in 2009 in his weight class as well.
Dmitriy Dudenko came in 2nd place in the 2009 Golden Gloves; while Soslan Kundkashvili came in third 3rd place in 2009 Golden Gloves.
Sergio Dorval made it to3rd place in Golden Gloves and was honored by the President of MSG Federation of USA Boxing Metro for having the best boxing technique in the tournament.
German Tyuryayev is a two time champion in the Junior Olympics in New York, and a USA Boxing Metro champion in 2010.
Ismat Nyazov doesn’t just coach boxing; he teaches his students how to succeed at boxing. For this trainer, boxing is a family affair. Ismat’s two sons have followed in their dad’s footsteps into the ring.
Nyazov was born in Kazakhstan, in the former Soviet Union. Now 45 years old, he was an accomplished amateur boxer in his country. “I am now a professional trainer,” explained Nyazov. “But because there were no professional athletes in Kazakhstan, I was not able to box professionally, but I was a highly respected amateur and I fell in love with boxing; it has been my passion since I was a fifteen year old boy.”
Nyazov attended the well known Olympic Sports School in Kazakhstan which is renowned for its fine boxing program, “I went there six days a week,” he said. He passed through the same doors to learn his craft as former Olympic and World Champions Vladimir Klitschko, Vassiliy Jirov and Oleg Maskaev. “My coach, Nurgali Safiuulin, former Olympic coach of Kazakhstan and current Olympic coach of China pushed us to the limit. He demanded perfection and we were expected to produce nothing short of that. “
Nyazov and his fellow students at the school were expected to earn the right to train by getting high academic grades. “It was important for us to get an education and stay in school. If you didn't have good grades you weren't allowed to train. Growing up in Soviet Union was tough but boxing helped me to stay strong, focused, and calm. It gave me confidence and most important, self respect.” So Ismat left the school as a well rounded athlete and an educated adult.
He has brought this presupposition with him to the United States and to the Fight Factory Gym where his students have excelled. He is most proud of the work that he has done with his two sons, the younger one Kuanysh, 19 years old, has already won the Metros and twice won the Junior-Olympics. He is an excellent amateur, and older brother, Dimash Nyazov, 23 years old, is an unbeaten 140 pound professional with a 1-0 (0 KOs). “As an amateur Dimash has garnered many awards including the Metro Championship in2007, and he also won the Empire State Games Medal at 140 pounds.”
“I love boxing. It's something that will stay with me forever,” explained Nyazov. “It taught me a lot of great things; like how to stay away from trouble, how to be healthy, how to be disciplined, and how to earn respect from others. I believe I can pass on these life learned lessons to kids that I train. It will prepare them for life in and out of the ring. It will teach them that hard work pays off. I've been coaching my own kids ever since I came to the U.S. And I'm proud of what they have accomplished so far. Through them I can see that all the training and time committed is finally paying off. I treat all my young students like they were my own and I would love to turn them into Champions!
Damir Zahardinov is an enthusiastic molder of competitive wrestlers. It is what makes him come to his station at the popular Fight Factory Gym, day after day to watch the growth of his students.
Born in 1976 in the city of Kazan, the capital and largest city of the Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, he began his career as a trainer in freestyle wrestling in Tashkent in 1987. His interest in wrestling began as a youngster when a friend invited him to watch him at wrestling practice, “He called me one day and asked if I wanted to go and I said why not,” recalled Damir. “In the Soviet Union it is popular to watch practice. I then started to go to the gym and found that I really liked it.”
He was a winning competitor and in 1991 he won 1st place in the National Championship among juniors. After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1992 he joined the national team of Uzbekistan. While there he participated at the Olympic Games in 1996, 2000, 2004; and in the World Cup in 1996 and 2001.
He competed in the World Championships; and in Asia at the 1999 World Championships where he won 3rd place. Then, while in the military, he repeated his medalist performance in the Asia Games, and the World Cups and World Championships in 2008.
He came to the United States in 2008 and his coaching skills produced six All-Americans in the state of Alabama from 2009 to May, 2011. He worked at Perry High school, in Ohio, one of the top ten in the country in wrestling, where he trained 10 state placers, who have received grants to study at prestigious universities. He loves coaching kids.
Zahardinov joined The Fight Factory Gym two years ago and has been producing competitive wrestlers ever since.
Bronx, NY native Miguel Rivera has been teaching Muay Thai for seven years. For the last two he has imparted his expertise on students of all ages at The Fight Factory Gym.
“You may not be familiar with Muay Thai; it is different than American kick boxing,” explained Rivera, 43, “Where they don’t kick below the waist. Thai boxing is called “the art of eight limbs” where you use punches, kicks, elbows, and knees; it is completely different from American kick boxing.”
Muay Thai, it is believed, is a more modern form of the older Muay Boran, or “ancient boxing.” That was a type of unarmed combat used by Siamese soldiers when they lost their weapons in the heat of battle.
Rivera, married and the father of two boys and two girls ranging in age from 12 to 19 years old, began competing in Kung Fu at the age of 16. “As I got older I started to do grappling and jujitsu. I then had my first MMA match. The problem then was, I didn’t know how to strike. The guy beat me in 56 seconds because I didn’t know how to punch or kick. It was then that I realized that I had to learn to how to strike. I started doing Muay Thai at a gym. Ever since then I have had a love affair with that discipline.
He is currently the professional Muay Thai New York State Champion. “We compete all over,” said Miguel. “Muay Thai is very big in New York. We have Friday Night Fights, there’s Combat at the Capitale, and we just had a big show at Madison Square Garden.”
Miguel has found a home here, “The Fight Factory Gym is not only tremendous, it facilitates everything you need,” added Rivera. “It’s more than to just get in shape, you can become a fighter here. There are all the different types of cardio machines on the second floor. Cardio plays a big part in the fight game. There are always different people here from the different disciplines. All the bags and rings that you need are all under one roof.
He was born in Siberia, a place that Judo trainer Victor Tatarkin describes as, “Cold but dry.” He arrived in the US in 1992 at the age of 32, now 52, and recently a father for the second time, he began his life in combat sports in Russia learning Sambo, a Russian form of Judo that is a very popular discipline there. The word "SAMBO" is an acronym for SAMooborona Bez Oruzhiya, which in English means "self-defense without weapons.
“When Judo arrived in my country,” he recalled. “I started to practice it because I liked it.”
He has been training people in Judo and Sambo for the past fifteen years here in the US, “After I stopped competing.” He has been a member of the training staff at the Fight Factory since it opened its doors four years ago. He met his wife two years ago, Nadezda Emelianova, who also teaches Judo at the Fight Factory. She was a member of Russia’s Olympic Judo team, “She went to China for the 2008 Olympics, and she has competed in New York as well,” added Victor.”
In 1987, he graduated from the Pedagogical University, School of Physical Education and the Beginning Military Preparation. Since 1993 Victor wrestled in Sambo and Judo for the New York State Team (USA), winning the New York State Games five times.
His accomplishments are extensive as follows:
He has been a member of the American Amateur Sambo Federation - Member of Executive council board since 2003. He is the designated Head Coach of the USA Sambo Team, responsible for the team’s technical committee.
In November of 2008 Tatarkin was awarded a medal for his significant contributions to FIAS (Federation International Amateur de Sambo) in the global development of Sambo.
He is also the head national coach of the U.S. Sambo and Combat Sambo, and since 2011; plus he has served as President of the New York State Sambo Federation.
Mr. Tatarkin is a USSR Master of Sports in Sambo (№ 156984), Judo (№ 155084), and Self-defense without weapons (№ 244508); as well as a Medalist in MMA - World Championship in Ultimate Fighting.
He won the World Championship in Ultimate Fighting and World Extreme Fighting on November 19, 1995 in Willington, North Carolina. In May 2003, for his achievements in sports and active development of Sambo in the United States, American Amateur Sambo Federation (AASF) awarded Mr. Tatarkin the title of Honorable Master of the USA in Sambo Wrestling.
A respected author and teacher, he authored the book; “Combat Section of Self-Defense without Weapons”; a manual for instructors in Law Enforcement Ministry, KDG, and Special Military Forces.
The following are some of his greatest achievements in Martial Arts: Four-Time Champion of the United States in Sambo, 1995 / 1996 / 2002 / 2003; FIAS World Open Sambo Championship, first place among seniors and first place among Masters, July 4, 2001, Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is a four time Judo Champion in the Empire State Games, New York; World Masters Judo Championship –first place in 2001, Phoenix, Arizona; Fifth International Liberty Bell Judo Classics Tournament, First Place, year 1998; AM – CAN International Judo Games finishing in first place in 1997; Buffalo,/ International Liberty Bell Judo Classics Tournament, first place; In 1996 he was twice Champion of the International Judo Championship - New York Athletic Club – 1994, 1995. He placed first in the 29th Championship of the East Coast of the United States.
Tatarkin was also USSR Master of Sport in Sambo, Judo, and hand-to-hand combat. He was also Champion of the “Trud” (Russian Newspaper) and “Zenith” Sports Unions in Sambo and Judo, as well as Champion of the National Judo Championship, in Roshal City.
He was Champion of the Special Police Forces “Dynamo” and the Armed Forced of the USSR, and placed fourth in the USSR Cup Tournament in Sambo (Kstovo City).
He was also National Estonia Champion in Sambo and Judo, and winner in the USSR, the Special Police Forces “Dynamo” in Sambo for the National Team of Estonia.
George Machabeli, a fourth degree black belt in Karate, was born twenty-six years ago in Georgia, in the former USSR, and arrived in the USA in 2006. He teaches Shotokan Karate Do, which is traditional Karate. It is something that he began learning at the very young age of four, “I’ve been in this sport for 22 years,” said Machabeli. “I am a 44 time Georgian and International Champion, and three times World Champion.”
“For two years I have brought a team to the World Championships. As a matter of fact we were in a tournament only recently and our team of fourteen won a total of fourteen medals. Five first place, five second place, and four third place medals.”
He has been imparting his vast knowledge of his craft at the Fight Factory Gym for two years. It is, he believes the best gym that he has ever worked in. The fact that he has won so many tournaments in his young life is indicative of his devotion to the Karate. It is that passion that he passes onto his students, and it shows.
He is married with no children (yet) of his own, but added, “I have 35 children.” That is how this master of Karate thinks about his students.
Machabeli has amassed an incredible record of titles in his 26 years; a sampling of them is listed below:
2005-1st place GEORGIAN CHAMPIONSHIP "WKF" 1st place -70 kg
2006-Championship of Georgia 1st place (kumite) -70 kg
2006-International Championship of Georgia 1st place (kata)
1998-USA Orlando FL World Championship 1st place ( kumite)
1998-USA Orlando FL World Championship 1st place ( kata )
2005-Germany Rosenheim W.O.A.A 6 WORLD MARTIAL ART GAMES 1st place ( kata )
2007-The BIG APPLE Championship 1st place kumite
2008-USA Championship 1st place (kata)
2008-USA Championship 1st place (kumite)
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