Ilies is 20 years old and started karate at the age of 7. A majority of his been dedicated to chasing perfection of his craft. Ilies has managed to do establish himself as a renowned face in competitive karate having taking numerous international results, but now is ready a much better challenge in Karate Combat. Ilies has never shied away from even the craziest challenges of, hence the nickname “The Madman”, so be prepared for a show with him similar to his instructor Davy Dona. Respect and humility are mainstays of his training and family as are improvising and adaptation in the flow of a match.