3rd Dan Karate
“I realised how much I need karate while I was in senior high school”
Born in Athens, Kimon took up karate in a typical sibling’s response to his brother doing the same. Kimon’s interest stuck while his brother’s did not; 17 years later, his passion for the art continues.
“I realised how much I need karate while I was in senior high school. The workload had forced me to take a hiatus from karate but within a couple of months the stress broke me down. I had to drop a few of my courses to make time for Karate and I haven't had another breakdown since.”
Kata and applications are what capture Kimon the most.
“They are meditation, physical training and self-defence all in one neat package. Trying to decode the moves of a kata is very challenging and very rewarding”.
Kimon has been teaching in London for 2 years. Though he maintains he is “not ambitious by nature” he captained the University of London squad at the BUCS and saw many of his novices win their kata categories.
Outside of the dojo
Kimon studies Bioiformatics, and is about to submit his PhD thesis.
“It's friendly and social and among all of the instructors there is a good level of well-rounded expertise in all aspects of Karate.”