What's your name, your age, where do you live ?
My name is Céline, I' m 33 years old, I live in Clermont (Picardy -France)
Which Martial Art do you do? What belt ?
I practise shotokan karate. I am black belt 2
dan and teacher in 2 karate clubs (to Clermont and to Précy sur Oise).
I have approximately 200 pupils from 3 to 50 years old.
List any titles or competitions you have won
More of 50 times awarded a medal in departmental and regional Championships
Former member of the Normandy team
in French championship kata - 2001
in French championship kata - 2002
in French championship inter-leagues - 2002
Trainer of Picardy team kata from 2005 till 2007
How many years of training ?
I practise this martial art for 24 years, I began at the age of 9.
I obtained my black belt at the age of 16.
How many hours of training per week ?
I have 3 training sessions a week (2 hours of karate and 1 hour of fitness)
Why did you start this sport ?
My brother joined karate and I came to see him training.
I adored at once this martial art.
Why do you like this sport ?
It is the martial art which mixes efficiency, tonic effect, aestheticism, precision, rigor in the work and the flexibility.
What's your favorite technique?
My favorite technique is the circular kick to the body ( mawashi-geri )
Have you ever had to use your skills in self defence?
No, I have never had to use it.
Would you like to play in action/martial art movie ?
Yes, why not
Do you have other hobbys ?
I practise and also teach fitness.
I' m a mom of 3 children, and I dedicate them a lot of time.
Any advices to women who want to practise this sport ?
Courage and perseverance are necessary to achieve its objective.
Thank you very much Céline !