While Ivanâ€™s countless accomplishments can speak for themselves, his greatest achievement cannot be measured in titles and trophies. There are many talented trainers out there, but it takes someone especially gifted to revolutionize the sport as we know it. Ivan has earned his place in history by doing just that. On a personal note, I would be challenged to find anyone who inspired and continues to inspire me as much as Ivan has. Perhaps fate was really at play when an ordinary teenage girl walked into a seminar that would change her life. And for that I am eternally grateful.
Marina Shukh, world team competitor