Aleksandr Valdaicev GRANDMASTER 10th DAN
He was born 14.01.1959 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia
He has got higher education at Smolensk State University of Physical Education and Sport. He is currently post-graduate student at University of Physical Education and Sport in St.Pertersburg.
He is Master of sports in hand-to-hand fighting, is Champion of Airborne Forces in USSR in 1983, is Sub-master boxer and sambo wrestler.
Champion of Russian Federation Pankration Championship in May 1993 in Moscow (up to 75 kilos).
Champion of Eurasia Pankration Championship in August 1993 in Anapa (Russian Federation) (up to 75 kilos).
Champion in European Pankration Championship among veterans in May 2015 in Riga, Latvia (up to 85 kilos).
He has founded the world’s first non-governmental organization Lithuanian Pankration Federation on November 8, 1990 in Vilnius, Lithuania.
He opened Sporting club “Palestra” in Vilnius, Lithuania in 1991.
He has founded World Sport Centre of Pankration in Dublin, Ireland in 1994.
During the period 1986-2016 3000 of sportsmen trained by Alexander have won in National competitions.
8 of his pupils became world champions.
12 of his pupils became European champions.
Books and other publications:
Rules and regulations in Russian and English in 1988, 1990, 1993 in Vilnuis, Lithuania, in 2015 in Omsk, Russia.
Course book: “Contemporary Pankration” on September 2, 2001.
He has presided as a Chairman of Lithuanian National Federation during the period 1990 – 1998.