What's your name, your age, where do you live ?
My name is Karina Limonova, I'm 32 , I live in Moscow.
I'm a lawyer. I`m Head of recruitment, in the staffing agency.
married. I have a 4 years old daughter,
Which Martial Art do you do? What belt ?
I`m black belt 2
dan in Karate Shotokan, and 3
dan in Hachi-o-kai
List any titles or competitions you have won.
Russian Championship Shotokan (1st place kata, 1st place kumite)
1st place kata, 1st place kumite)
And a lot of other championships.
How many years of training ?
I have been practicing for 19 years and teaching children for 12 years.
How many hours of training per week ?
Now it`s 3-4 hours/week, but I do not participate in the championships now.
Why did you start this sport ?
First started practicing my younger sister, she was 4 years old. Then her teacher invited me to the dojo.
Why do you like this sport ?
Because it is all-round development as the soul and body. It makes work all the muscle groups in the strength, speed and endurance. You can practice martial arts all your life.
What's your favorite technique?
Legs technique :mawashi geri
Hands technique :uraken
kata - Nidzushocho
Have you ever had to use your skills in self defence?
Yes. A lot of times at parties. Once attacked in the elevator.
Methods depend on the situation. I can't give advices, it's necessary to study. Sometimes helping the materials at hand - keys, pens. Sometimes you just have to dodge and run away as fast as possible
Would you like to play in action/martial art movie ?
Maybe but I`m not this experience.
Do you have other hobbys ?
During 7 years I was the director of the official Representative office of the Russian Academy of Shotokan Karate-do in Saratov (Volga region of Russia)
Any advices to women who want to practise this sport ?
It is very beautiful to watch girls practicing karate.
The girls become strong, beautiful and confident !
Thank you very much Karina !
karina training :http://vk.com/videos-35007713?z=video-35007713_161890659%2Fclub35007713