What's your name, your age, where do you live ?
My name is Katia Parroche, I' m 22 and I live in Lyon ( France )
Which Martial Art do you do? What belt ?
I practice taekwondo and i'm black belt 3rd dan.
List any titles or competitions you have won.
Multiple international medals from 2006 to 2013
2006 to 2009 and 2011 to 2013 : french champion
2009 : European champion (Portimao, Portugal)
2009 : 3rd place in world championship (Cairo, Egypt)
2011 : 2 nd place in european championship (Genoa, Italy)
2013 : double Bronze medalist at the european championship (Alicante, Spain)
How many years of training ?
I practice since I'm 6 years old.
How many hours of training per week ?
Usually between 9 and 12 hours during competitions.
Why did you start this sport ?
I started because my cousin wants me to discover tae kwon do with him.
And I wanted to practice a combat sport.
Why do you like this sport ?
I like to challenge myself, get to know my body, and the philosophy of sport.
What's your favorite technique?
Kick ! yop tchagui.
Have you ever had to use your skills in self defence?
Never, and I hope I never have to use it.
Would you like to play in action/martial art movie ?
Yes, why not, that would be a great experience,
Do you have other hobbys ?
I love dancing, and traveling,
Any advices to women who want to practise this sport ?
None, except to try at least once in their life because it is a beautiful art that it's hard to pass since we started
Thank you very much Katia !