GRANDMASTER ALEXANDER RETUINSKIH
" . . . The life
that belongs to each of us is our own and each of us defends
it in our own way; one's own nature suggests how and for
whom it can be done . . . "
Gen. Alexander I. Retuinskih
Place of Birth: Dzerzinsk,
Niznegorodskay oblast, Russia.
1971-1973 - Military
1973-1976 - Worked
at Chemical industrial plant.
1976-1982 - Student
of Krasnodar College of Physical Culture and Sport
1982-1989 - Coach-trainer
of Judo at Kubansky Agricultural College.
1989-1990 - Coach-trainer
at Metrostroi sport complex in Moscow.
1991-Present - President
of International and All-Russian Federation of Russian Martial
When Alexander Retuinskih was 7 years
old, he begin learning gymnastics. At the age of 12 he began studying
boxing, at 14, Sambo and Combat Sambo and at age 19, Judo and hand-to-hand
fighting. He is a Master of Sport in Sambo and Judo and a champion of different
competitions in Russia and the USSR.
In the 1980's, he began researching Russian Martial Arts and from
1982-1989 he was an Instructor of hand-to-hand combat for the police
of Krasnodar and Krasnodarskay oblast. Beginning in 1991, he was the organizer
and leader of the International and All-Russian Training-Practical Seminars
on RMA. Beginning in 1993 he became Chairman of the Russian Combat Sambo
Committee of the Russian Federation of Russia and Vice-Chairman of the
International Combat Sambo Commission of FIAS (International Sambo Federation)
and the General Director of the RETAL ( Russian Combat Skill Consultant
Scientific & Practical Training Center).
In 1995 Alexander
Retuinskih patented the ROSS
Training System with 6 directions. The indicated method is determined
as "Know-How" (registered with the State enterprise "Informpatent" Committee
of the Russian Federation by patent and trademark of April 4,
Beginning in 1997 he became the Chief of the Department of Hand to Hand Combat
for Cossack Military of Russia and abroad and of General Headquarters of Union
of Cossack Military of Russia and abroad. He is ranked as a General of the
In 1997 the Regent Council of Russian Noble Society, "New Elite of Russia",
appropriated him the Noble Title of "Count".
In 1998, at St. Petersburg
State Academy of Physical Culture, the Department of Fencing
and Russian Martial Art was opened.
Now, Mr. Retuinskih writes dissertation at the Department of Hand-to-hand Combat
of St. Petersburg Military College of Physical Culture. The Subject of the
dissertation is "Methodic 'ROSS' used in teaching".
In February of 2000 Alexander
Retuinskih was awarded the
highest award in sports, the "Honorable Coach of Russia".