Karate Classes

Master Rafael Vagarshakian

Master Rafael Vagarshakian

Martial Arts skills: Traditional Karate Taekwondo, Aikido, self defense, child safety and martials arts weapons instruction. Specializing in ‘Karate for Kids’ life skills and leadership training instruction. Teach a complete method of self-defense, self-confidence, Personal Protection, concentration, wellness, stress relief, positive mind…

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Class Hours
Wednesday 5:30 – 7:00pm
Friday 5:30 – 7:00pm
Class Hours
Monday 7:00 – 8:00pm
Wednesday 7:00 – 8:00pm

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Master Rafael Vagarshakian

Employment history:

2004 Physical Therapy Assistant
1994-present President OLYMP Academy
2002-present President of United Martial Arts Union
2002-2006 Personal trainer for Guinness World Records weight squat lifting man Hratchia Arakelian, Personal trainer for world Martial Art champions, WKO champions
1994-present President of International OLYMP Martial Arts Federation
1994 Coach/Judge world Championship, Las Vegas USA
1994 Coach/Judge world Championship, Los Angeles USA
1990 Author “Karate, U-Shu” Book/Publication
1990 Author “First Step to Kung-Fu” Book/Publication
1989-1993 Author/Instructor “Martial Arts “TV SHOW, Republic of Armenia
1089-1994 Vice President Martial arts Federation, Republic of Armenia
1980-1994 President “George Arman Brothers” First Professional school for Martial Arts in Republic of Armenia
1980 present Experience coaching populations ranging from adult, teen, and youth hobbyists and professional athletes.
1980-1994 Professor for Martial Arts in Physical Culture State Institute, Republic of Armenia
1975- 1980 Teacher/Instructor for Physical Culture, Chachature Abovyan name State Institute, Republic of Armenia

Qualifications:

2012 Martial Arts Coach of the year (USA)
2007 Black Belt 8th Dan
2007 Martial Arts Coach of the year (USA)
1992 Certified trainer
1983 Bronze Champion Prize in USSR Martial Arts Championship, Tallinn USSR
1982 Silver Champion in USSR Martial Arts Championship, Leningrad USSR
1981 Absolute Champion on Republican Martial Arts Championship, Republic of Armenia
1980 Absolute Champion on Republican Martial Arts Championship, Republic of Armenia
1979 Absolute Champion on Republican Martial Arts Championship, Republic of Armenia
1975 Absolute Champion on Caucasian Republicans Boxing Championship,
1973 Absolute Champion on Caucasian Republicans Modern Pentathlon Championship
1973 Absolute Champion on USSR Modern Pentathlon Championship
1972 Absolute Champion on USSR Modern Pentathlon Championship
1971 Absolute Champion on USSR Modern Pentathlon Championship
1967 Master Sports of Modern Pentathlon
1966-1975 Absolute Champion on Modern Pentathlon Republic of Armenia
1976-1980 Martial Arts Studio, “Dinamo” Sport Organization, Republic of Armenia
1970-1974 State Physical Culture State Institute, Republic of Armenia
1960-1968 Modern Pentathlon School of name Igor Novikov.