Hi, I’m Konstantin and I have been selected to represent NZ in the Junior Karate Championships in Chile this October
I am a competitive karate athlete who has grown up in a lifestyle of combat sports since a young age of 6, with constant support from my coaches, family, and peers. I started competing at the age of 10. Over the years I have continued to enjoy the thrill, award, and lessons that I receive. I have been fortunate enough to compete both nationally and internationally in representing my club and New Zealand. I train almost every day of the week and always put in the hard work. I aim to work on myself in order to get better and better with every coming day and take one step closer to making my dreams come true.
I have been in the New Zealand National Karate Team for a couple of years now representing my country in intercontinental tournaments such as the Oceania Championships and national tournaments such as the Australian Open and the New Zealand Open. I am currently the national champion of New Zealand and placed 3rd in the 2018 and 2019 Senior Oceania Championships. This means that I am currently ranked 1st place in the Male U21 -75kg division in NZ.
This year is another big and competitive year for me where I have been selected to represent New Zealand in World Junior Championships taking place in Santiago, Chile in October this year! This is a great opportunity for me to compete and do myself, my team, and my country proud.
However, to make these dreams come true, I will need financial support. I will not be able to make it to Chile without your support.
As well as this, I have been placed on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics long list by the Olympic Committee which is the peak of my goals to represent NZ at an event of such calibre. However, this would require for me to rank well on an international level which I would only by attending and doing well at the World Junior Championships in Chile.
I am doing everything I can to fundraise enough money to make this dream come true, as well as working a part-time job, but this will not be enough for me to fully assist myself with these needs, so I am reaching out to my community and generously asking for your help on my journey.