August 3, 2017

Ivaylo Ivanov


Yagadome founder, Ivaylo Ivanov, started Yagadome as a sports project, dedicated to help athletes and coaches around the globe to reach their maximum potential and sport specific goals, through introduction to various training methodologies, educational courses, seminars, camps and competitive events.

“I started my martial arts career with Greco- Roman Wrestling in my native Bulgaria, from the age of 5.

Over the course of the next 35+ years, I dedicated myself to learn all aspects of fighting arts, with main accent on grappling arts, while coaching, training and traveling  in Bulgaria, Japan, China, Mexico, Brazil and all over the world.

With the highest credentials  in SAMBO (Master of Sport), Judo (Black Belt) and BJJ (Black Belt) , I developed my own concept of the ideal grappler, equally strong on his feet and on the ground.

I believe in The Formula:

A block of strategies and techniques, highly adoptable for each individual athlete, that form his game plan backbone and allow him to rely on them and perform equally in all major grappling styles with great success.

My students have managed to place at the highest level in competitions and earn their degrees in SAMBO, BJJ, Judo and plenty of submission wrestling styles, using my training methods and principles.

In 2014, I founded the International Combat Wrestling Federation (FICW®) and I am serving as its president, organizing international championships, professional sport events and educational courses ever since.

I am very proud with my achievements as a coach, helping individual athletes and teams to reach their competition goals:

  • From 2012 to 2014 I worked with the national SAMBO federation of Mexico while coaching my own team Dog Pit Mexico. On average, my athletes medalled 96% of the time they competed in Combat and Sport SAMBO, BJJ, Submission Grappling, Judo and Wrestling.
  • My competitors brought the first medals for Mexico from Sport and Combat SAMBO international championships.
  • From 2014 to 2017 I coached my team MI Sports in Japan, competing in Judo, BJJ, SAMBO and Combat Wrestling, medalling and winning Judo dan grading competitions on average of 91% of the participated events. 
  • In 2016 and 2017 I was coaching the first Combat Wrestling national teams of Brazil and Australia, for their successful participation and 100% medalling in the World Championships (2016 and 2017) and the Asian Championships (2016 and 2017), 

Grappling sports are my passion and I am aiming to promote them globally, together with strong physical education.

Strong mind in a strong body.”

Ivaylo Ivanov

Yagadome Founder

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