Gokor Chivichyan

Gokor Chivichyan

Birthday: 10 May 1963, Armenia
Height: 178 cm
Gokor grew up on the streets as an aggressive child beating up others. When Gokor was 5 years old (!!!!) a studio owner invited Gokor to train at his place in wrestling, and Gokor turned out to be a natural. Within one year, Gokor would begin training in SamBo for at least 4 hours a day.In 1971 Gokor would compete and win all matches at the Armenia... Show more »
Gokor grew up on the streets as an aggressive child beating up others. When Gokor was 5 years old (!!!!) a studio owner invited Gokor to train at his place in wrestling, and Gokor turned out to be a natural. Within one year, Gokor would begin training in SamBo for at least 4 hours a day.In 1971 Gokor would compete and win all matches at the Armenian Junior National Sambo Championship. At the age of 9, Gokor would win his second championship in 1972. In 1973 Gokor made a big step and started training and competing in Judo. He won the Armenian Junior National Championship and experience his first loss against the reigning champion, which motivated him to train even harder. And he was very successful since he won all his Judo and Sambo tournaments between 1974 and 1979.In 1981 Gokor and his family moved to Los Angeles in the US. One year later Gokor started training even harder and even worked with the legendary Gene 'Judo' Lebell. Gokor was determined to be an Olympic winner. His competitions took him to France, Japan, Thailand, Mexico, Germany, Canada, England and many more places. In this time Gokor was studying English and added Boxing and Muay Thai to his skills.Gokor was becoming a fearsome fighter, but still didn't get to fight at the Olympics, because of the Russian boy-cot, while still winning various Judo competitions. Gokor also met some Brazilian people who trained him in Jiu-Jitsu.Still bothered by the fact that he didn't get a chance at the Olympics, Gokor was ready for the next challenges. In 1987 he acquired his legal US citizenship and in 1989 he married his lovely Narine and raises his child Arthur who was born in 1990. For this he retired as an undefeated champion.With fighting in his blood, Gokor opened the long awaited Hayastan Grappling Academy in Hollywood, California. Gokor would train people from all over the world and compete and win at the US Judo Nationals after stepping out of retirement.In 1997 Gokor received a special invitation to fight at the No-Holds-Barred competitions and defeated the champion Mr. Maeda in 51 seconds. This shocked many and later Gokor gained the title: 1997 Judo Instructor of the Year. Gokor still trains fighters and champions all over the world and has affiliate schools in America, Europe and Armenia.The only thing left was to fulfill his dream of becoming an actor and stuntman. And this he did, including becoming a fight choreographer. Gokor has now appeared in some of the better action movies, with the likes of Chris Casamassa, Christine Rodriguez, Don 'The Dragon' Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock, Eric Lee and many more famous martial artists. Show less «