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Sensei Alexei

  • Coached champions of Europe, Canada, USA and Russia
  • Over 30 years of experience
  • 4th Dan black-belt of the International Karate Organization IKO, Japan
  • Certified International Judge, serves World Knockdown Tournaments
  • Diploma in Physical Education and Sport
  • Certified Karate Instructor
  • Certified Hand-to-hand Combat Instructor
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certificated Standard First Aid (Enhanced), Level C CPR, B.C. Canada

FROM THE BEGINNING

Sensei Alexei Goudkov was born in Sakhalin Island on the Pacific side of Russia near Japan.
Sensei Alexei has been involved in Martial Arts since 1976, when he started to learn Soviet SAMBO (literally Self Defense Without Weapons) at The School of Militia (approximately the same as the Justice Institute of British Columbia - Police Academy). Living so close to Japan and being a member of a special program for learning combat martial arts in the Police School, Sensei Alexei was introduced to Japanese Martial Arts such as Judo, Aikido and Karate. Two years later when Sensei Alexei left Sakhalin Island to study at the Moscow State Technical University he was
certified as a Hand-to-hand Combat Instructor.

Sensei Alexei's first martial art teacher was Sensei Viacheslav Khorkhordin, the great master of SAMBO and Judo. Sensei Khorkhordin gave Alexei the sense of the martial art and encouraged him to learn the martial art in deep. After being with Sensei Khorkhordin Alexei made the decision to never give up practicing martial arts. Since that time Alexei has thought Sensei Viacheslav Khorkhordin as one of his most influential martial arts instructors.

KARATE KYOKUSHIN

In 1979 Alexei was introduced into Kyokushin Kaikan society by Vladimir Slutsker (another influential instructor). Sensei Slutsker gave Alexei courage and opportunity to find out knockdown fight and to fill what we call a Kyokushin Spirit or the perseverance.

In December 1980, Alexei got his first Kyokushin belt 7-th kyu from Shihan (then Senpai) Alexandr Taniushkin, the only International Karate Organization IKO branch chief of the USSR.

From 1981 to 1990, karate was forbidden by law in the USSR. It was illegal to learn or teach karate unless teaching special government services. During that time, Sensei Alexei had been doing so as an instructor with the Russian Police.

Sensei Alexei has also worked as a lecture at the Kama Politechnical Institute. This has helped him to teach Martial Arts not only at his own Dojo but at a Justice College in Russia.

Since 1987, Sensei Alexei has traveled extensively around the world (Great Britain, Hungary, Canada, Russia, Australia and Japan) and has trained with some of Kyoukushin's top International instructors, such as Hanshi Steve Arneil, Kancho Yoshikazu Matsushima, Shihan Roman Szyrajew, Hanshi John Taylor, Shihan Hiroshi Masuda, Shihan Jeff Whybrow, Shihan Alex Kerrigan, Shihan Nick DaCosta, Shihan David Pickthall, Shihan Istvan Adamy and Shihan Daniel Gauthier. Sensei Alexei would like to thank them enormously for the time they have spent on him and the Kyokushin experience they have shared with him.

GROWING WITH SKILLS

In 1994
1-st Dan from Shihan Alexander Taniuszkin 7-th Dan
In 1996
2-nd Dan from Hanshi Stive Arneil 10-th Dan
In 2002
3-rd Dan from Shihan Roman Szyrajew 7-th Dan
in 2006
4-th Dan from Kancho Yoshikazu Matsushima 9-th Dan

Besides being taught by the top Kyokushin instructors, Sensei Alexei has a Diploma of Karate Instructor from the State Committee of USSR of Physical Education and Sports and a Personal Trainer Certification from the "ExpertRating Global Certifications".

Sensei Alexei also holds a
Certificate of the International Karate Judge from IKO Matsushima Honbu (headquartered in Japan). He serves the World tournaments in Japan and the World Cups of the IKO Matsushima organization as well as national and international championships.

Sensei Alexei has not only learnt the Martial Arts but more importantly he has given his knowledge to other people around the world. As an instructor of Kyokushin he has given clinics and seminars during summer and winter camps at Folkestone, Hyth and Canterbury in Great Britain, Volgograd, Voronez, Kazan, Astrakhan, Syktyvkar, Nizhnekamsk, Naberezhnye Chelny and Sakhalin Island in Russia. Sensei Alexei has been privileged to teach students at Shihan Roman Honbu in Montreal.

As a result of all his teachings, Sensei Alexei has coached a champion of the 1995 Open European Knockdown Tournament, (Cardiff, UK,) Kumite and Kata champions of Canada, USA, Russia, Tatarstan and Turkmenistan among adults, juniors and children.

Since Sensei Alexei's started coaching, more than ten of his students have graduated with black belts by the top international Kyokushin instructors such as Hanshi Steve Arneil, Kancho Yoshikazu Matsushima, Shihan Roman Szyrajew and Shihan Alexandr Taniushkin.

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