Sasha has been training as a martial artist for over 23 years and has been fighting competitively at the amateur, national, and international level for the last 13 years. He is well versed in various different arts such as: Kyokushin karate, boxing, Muay Thai, North American kickboxing, wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu. He has trained in several countries including Germany, Japan, Iran, Canada and the United States. He is a student of, and trained directly under Shihan Makoto Nakamura (two time world kyokushin Karate Champion) when he was only 19 years old. He has been fortunate enough to gain wisdom from some of the best trainers in their respective styles. Sasha is still actively training and competing under the tutelage of Sugarrays boxing club and World Kickboxing (WKX) home of future Glory Champion Josh Jauncey.
Sasha began this program with the hopes of giving back to the community. With the increasing sexual assaults and attacks that were taking place around the city only a year ago, Sasha decided to start Modern Warrior to help everyday people learn the art of self-defence.