Month: September 2016

New Dan degrees for IFK Russia

Congratulations to Moscow karatekas with assigning their higher dan degrees!dan degrees

International Federation decision Karate (IFK) assigned new Dan degrees:
5 dan
Khimichenko Andrei Andreyevich, Executive director of the Federation of Kyokushin Russia;
Shaposhnikov Dmitry Sergeyevich, the regional representative of the Federation of Kyokushin Russia in Moscow.
4 dan
Bakhtin Boris Ivanovich , the coach of the Moscow Federation of Kyokushin.


World class athletes do have office jobs

Meet the amazing 30 year old Lithuanian World Champion in Kyokushin Karate,

Aneta Meskauskiene, mother of two and wife with a full time job at Accenture


At present, I am 30 years old, a mother of 2 amazing boys, a full time employee with Accenture (which are also actively sponsoring me) – working on Google projects, a wife, and a student. Keeping up with my busy lifestyle is not easy… but it is very rewarding! I set clear priorities and there is simply no time for feeling blue or for indeed for any wistful sense of nostalgia.

I had the privilege of doing a training session with Aneta to get an insight into her sport and see the champion herself in action. I was so impressed with her skills, her focus and determination. She definitely has the traits of a champion.

She has been involved in Kyokushin Karate for several years now and has represented Ireland in many international competitions. Her best results to date are: 2nd place in the World Championship in Sofia, Bulgaria and 3rd place in the recent World Championship in Khabarovsk, Russia. Continue reading “World class athletes do have office jobs”