“Borets”/ ZR Team Kropivnitskiy sport club was founded in 2014, in Kropivnitskiy city, thanks to Ievgen Skyrda. In 2008 Ievgen Skyrda lived in Moscow for some time. That’s where he got acquainted with mixed martial arts. Ievgen learned about KUDO, combat sambo and got to know about Gracie family and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Coming back to Kropivnitskiy city, Ievgen wanted to continue his trainings but unfortunately there were nothing similar to such sport at that time in the city. Thus, Ievgen along with his friend were forced to practice on their own with the help of DVD-disks, and information from internet. Ievgen realized that independent trainings are ineffective and offered his judo coach to open section of Combat Sambo. But almost at the very beginning of this practice Ievgen received serious knee injury and had to leave the sport more than for 2 years.
In 2011, after serious surgery and recovery period Ievgen Skyrda has returned to sport and for two years gradually coached with his good friend Anatoliy Tkachenko.
In 2012, Ievgen Skyrda went to Kiev in order to attend Brazilian jiu-jitsu training classes. Sometime later Skyrda decided to join the Gracie Barra Kiev Club. Since that time, future founder of the “Borets”/ ZR Team Kropivnitskiy sport club learned all basic principles of Brazilian jiu-jitsu and came to the conclusion that he finally has found life passion.
In January 2013, Artem Sidorov, President of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation in Ukraine conducted seminar in Kropivnitskiy. Ievgen Skyrda visited it and after that founded a section of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in native city. It was decided to concentrate all forces on the development of this sport in Kropivnitskiy city.
In 2014 Skyrda together with his friend Oleg Poloziy have founded “Borets”/ ZR Team Kropivnitskiy sport club. Oleg was responsible for freestyle wrestling trainings in the club. Now he immigrated to Spain, where he continues to work as a freestyle wrestling trainer. In 2015 the second gym of “Borets” club was opened. It has summer terrace and modern wrestling room, accommodation for athletes, sauna and massage cabinets.
Ievgen is not going to rest on his laurels, as there is no limit to perfection. Currently, Ievgen successfully promotes BDD in Kropivnitskiy city, and opens new training clubs.
The main achievements of the SC “Borets”/ ZR Team Kropivnitskiy are:
- More than 15 champions of Ukraine, including multiple and absolute champions;
- 2nd team place at the GOP championship of Ukraine;
- 2nd team place at the NO-GI championship of Ukraine;
- European Champion 2016 NO-GI Rome – Yaroslav Blazhko;
- Silver medal at the European championship 2016 in Lisbon – Yaroslav Blazhko;
Currently, SC “Borets”/ ZR Team Kropivnitskiy consists of more than 200 people. In addition club’s door open for kids from the age of four.
Last modified: February 5, 2018