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"Completely accidentally got it into Kyokushin"

Goderdzi Kapanadze
Absolute world champion Russian Goderdzi Kapanadze told us about life in Kamchatka, meeting with Alejandro Navarro and his daily workouts.
Your hometown is Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. Tell about Kamchatka. Is Kyokushin popular in Kamchatka?
— Yes, this is my hometown, a very harsh land, 6 months of winter, a very beautiful place especially in summer. Kyokushin is very developed and popular.
Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
You are Georgian. Do you often go to Georgia, in your small homeland?
— Yes, I'm Georgian. Now I go quite often, almost all my relatives live there.
Kamchatka is very far away. What do you do on an airplane during a long flight?
— Yes, it's pretty far away, usually I sleep or watch movies.
What attracted you to Kyokushin? What influenced your choice?
— Completely accidentally got it into Kyokushin really liked from the first workout, Kyokushin force.
Goderdzi Kapanadze
Did you equal any of the famous fighters when you started Kyokushin?
— Yes, probably everyone wants to be like the strongest fighters of his time.
At the European Championships this year, your fight with Alejandro Navarro took place. Tell about it that you did not succeed?
— Really respect Alejandro was a good fight in which I managed to win.
Goderdzi Kapanadze vs Alejandro Navarro
How do you relax in competitions before the fight? Are you adjusting in a special way?
— Normal rest can not much sleep easy bite the mood is simple to beat.
What do you focus on in your training? What technique do you practice more often?
— More physical work and work in pairs, makiwara and there is not much kihon.
What kind of music do you like to train?
— For training is good rock or rap especially Eminem he invigorates.
You like playing football and swimming. Do other kinds of exercises help the Kyokushin fighter?
— Yes, certainly help in the first place to emotionally discharge.
Kyokushin fighters
What other sports do you do?
— Boxing, wrestling, gymnastics, is not much yoga.
Do you follow any other sports championships? Do you have favorite teams or athletes?
— Yes for the UFC there are strong fighters behind whom it is nice to watch.
There is no desire to go 100-man kumite, one of the most difficult tests in Kyokushin?
— The test is very complicated, maybe I'll try something sometime.
Short questions:
What is the point of defeat?
In defeat there is no sense as in winning it's just part of one way.
Kyokushin taught me ...
Kyokushin taught me patience.
The best place on Earth?
The best place on Earth? Where you are happy.
It seems to me that Kyokushin in 10 years ...
It seems to me that Kyokushin in 0 years will be even stronger.
We wish Goderdzi to repeat the success of his compatriots, famous Arthur Hovhannisyan and Tariel Nikoleishvili, and pass the 100-man kumite. Osu!
Photo: Courtesy of Goderdzi Kapanadze