Denis leads the Muay Thai Kickboxing classes at City Boxing. As a world-champion fighter, Denis instills in his students the focus and determination he uses for his own competitive training. He received a bachelor's degree in physical education from the Chaykovsky State Institute of Physical Culture.
Martial Arts Background
A world-champion professional Boxer, Kickboxer, and Mixed Martial Artist, Denis trained extensively for over 15 years in all 3 disciplines. He currently focuses on competing as a professional Boxer.
A Mixed Martial Artist 2-Time Muay Thai World Champion and IKF Light Cruiserweight World Muay Thai Kickboxing Champion with over 150 amateur Kickboxing fights and a professional Boxer Light Heavyweight ranked #3 in the world by the WBC.
- WBC Youth Intercontinental and WBC Continental Americas Light Heavyweight
- NABF Light Heavy Weight World Champion
- IKF Muay Thai Light Cruiserweight World Champion
- 2X World Kickboxing Champion (2000, 2005)
- 4x Russian Kickboxing Champion
- 12X Russian Kickboxing Champion
Iv'e been a member at City Boxing for three years . I joined the gym to get back in shape and fell in love with combat sports especially muay thai. Denis is an amazing muay thia instructor. Since joining i have trained at probably half a dozen gyms to compare programs and nothing compares to CityBoxing. He comes about all the students and is dedicated to helping them reach their personal goals.
Chris Rolen, Active Member
This place is amazing for any level of fighter, athlete or if just trying to get in shape. Coach (Champ!) Denis Grachev's Muay Thai/Kickboxing classes are great classes for everyone from fighters to those off the couch. He will teach you a ton of practical knowledge of kickboxing, while pushing your strength and cardio to its limits, while at the same time giving you the personal attention to ensure proper technique, and makes himself available for any questions, no matter how simple or technical.
Denis has a history as a IKF Muay Thai champion, a WBC boxing champion, and a few MMA fights to boot. He's currently still active in boxing, making a name for defeating the undefeatable. Despite that background, no one here carries a big ego, and teaching is a passion. I'm proud to call this my home gym.
Chris Westwater, Member
I have been training with Denis for 5 years now. 5 years from now I hope to still be training with Denis. He is by far the best coach I have ever had and really cares about his students.
Denis Grechav is the greatest coach of all time!
Dan Velez, Member