I first started training MMA at the Duncan Training Center in Utrecht, The Netherlands in 2009.
In 2010, I became interested in BJJ and started training under the guidance of Mathieu Peters at the Jiu Jitsu Factory, where I was awarded my Blue Belt in January 2013. During the same time I started training Kickboxing, as well.
Upon my return to Bulgaria, in 2013, I continued training in Sofia, Bulgaria and also started co-training judo.
I spent about a year in Sofia but then decided to move to Chicago, Illinois and started training with Jay Valko at Valko BJJ. I trained with him for about two and a half years.
Upon my return in 2016, I again continued training in Sofia.
I founded Thrace Jiu Jitsu in 2019 with the purpose of passing on my knowledge to my students and continuing my self-development and growth.
I received my purple belt in 2020 from my good friend Peter Pentchev who is currently affiliated with GF Team.