Gokor Chivichyan is a renowned Armenian-American mixed martial artist, judoka, and grappling instructor. He is the founder and head coach of the Hayastan MMA Academy in North Hollywood, California.
Gokor has trained many notable fighters, such as Manny Gamburyan, Karo Parisyan, and Ronda Rousey. Chivichyan began his martial arts training in judo at the age of six and later transitioned to sambo and Jiu-Jitsu. He has won numerous national and international championships in judo and sambo. His academy, Hayastan MMA, continues to produce successful fighters and is considered one of the top MMA and grappling academies in the world.
The academy’s Judo program is led by Gokor himself, a highly decorated judoka with numerous national and international championships under his belt. The academy’s BJJ program is led by Gene LeBell, a legendary grappling instructor with over 60 years of experience in the sport.
The Judo program at Hayastan MMA Academy is designed to teach students the principles of balance, leverage, and timing, which are essential for success in all forms of grappling. The program is open to students of all levels, and classes are taught by Gokor and other experienced instructors who have a deep understanding of the sport. The JJ program at the academy is focused on teaching students the ground-fighting techniques of Jiu-Jitsu, which includes submissions, sweeps, and positional control. The program is also open to students of all levels and is taught by Gene LeBell and other experienced instructors.
The Hayastan MMA Academy is not just a place for elite fighters; it is a place for anyone who is interested in learning martial arts, getting in shape, or just looking to challenge themselves. With a team of experienced instructors, state-of-the-art facilities, and a welcoming and supportive community, the academy is a great place to learn and grow as a martial artist.