Nagi Guliyev

Nagi Pirali oglu Guliyev was born on June 8, 1948 in the village of Goradil, Absheron district. In 1964, he began training in freestyle wrestling in the Neftchi community. In 1970 he was a champion in the USSR Armed Forces. Before that, they had already won the title of champion of the republic among juniors. In 1973, he became the champion in Bucharest tournament among the army of 9 countries. In 1969 he was a master of sports in freestyle wrestling, and in 1973 – an international master of freestyle wrestling. He participated in many international and domestic competitions in 1968-1979 and was awarded first place. He was the champion of Azerbaijan five times and twice the champion of the Warsaw Pact.

In 1975, he won the European Championship in Warsaw. In the 1969-1976 USSR championships, he took second place 2 times he took third place 3 times. In 1973, he took first place in the International Tournament in memory of Alexander Medvedev in Minsk. He has won many prestigious and international tournaments during this time. 1st place in Algeria, 3rd place in Iran, 2nd place in Bulgaria, 1st place in Tunisia, 2nd place in Berlin. Winner of the World Cup in freestyle wrestling and European champion. USSR freestyle wrestler Nagi Guliyev, has served in the from 1968 to 1977 by serving CSKA,  rising to the rank of captain. In 1990 he was awarded the rank of Major. In 1991 he was appointed head of the Department of Physical Training and Sports of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Azerbaijan. From 1995 to 1998 he was the Chief of Army Sports Club of the Ministry of Defense. From the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan in 1998 was retired in the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. From 1998 to 2002 he was the director of the wrestling house of the Sports Society of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.

From 2001 to 2002, Nagi Guliyev “Aikikai Aikido Clubs” Public Union it has been an invaluable support and assistance in the development of aikido. From 2001 to 2012, the Ministry of Internal Affairs Sports Society’s Wrestling House gym, Aikikai Aikido has been the permanent headquarters of Azerbaijan. We are grateful and thank you for the support given to Nagi Guliyev.