What's your name, your age, where do you live ?
My name is Julia Kachaeva, 19, I live in Perm city, Russia.
Which Martial Art do you do? What belt ?
I'm black belt 1st dan in Shotokan karate-do.
List any titles or competitions you have won.
Champion of World Kanazawa Cup 2011 (I got 2 silver medals in kata and in kumite ... But we get 1st place in Team Kata )
Champion of Russia 6 times
How many years of training ?
How many hours of training per week ?
Why did you start this sport ?
I feel harmony between my soul and this kind of sport.
Why do you like this sport ?
Karate helps me to live. Being strong as a person and karateka too.
What's your favorite technique?
I love katas more than kumite : mawashi geri chudan and of course Giaku Zuki are my favourites moves.
Temashiwari is one of my favourite too : Temashiwari is japan's name for breaking boards
Have you ever had to use your skills in self defence?
Happily I hadn`t use my skills. I think it`s extreme measure.
Would you like to play in action/martial art movie ?
May be. It sounds great
Do you have other hobbys ?
Yes, I`m fond of playing the piano and the guitar, singing. I`m fond of writing poems and translate them. Furthermore, I teach English to some children.
Any advices to women who want to practise this sport ?
To grow up with every day and to be strong !
Thank you very much Yulia !
Yulia's demo : http://vk.com/video86297428_165364143
(Yulia at the end of the video is on right, she breaks a board with a great mawashi geri)