Kristiyan has more than 20 years of combined competitive and coaching experience in Saber Fencing. Beginning in his native Bulgaria Kristiyan has been taught by his father Maestro Hristo Hristov (Former Bulgarian National Team Coach for more than 10 years, who is currently coaching at Princeton University). Kristiyan was a National Champion on all levels claiming individual and team gold medals as a Cadet, Junior and Senior Fencer. Kristiyan has competed on Four Cadet/Junior World Championships and competed on more than 30 World Cups. Coach Kristiyan has coached students that become National champions on all levels, NCAA champions, World Chapionship, Youth Olympic Games and Junior and Cadet World Cup medalists.