Aysima Ersin Success Story
Aysima Ersin Success Story
Aysima Ersin an athlete.
A brief introduction to yourself?
I am Aysima Ersin, 18 years old karateka.
How did you develop your fondness for karate?
My dad’s cousins are karatekas and I have always been fighting with my dad and his cousins since I was little. I was a rebellious kid and that draw me into fighting sports.
What drew you to Karate out of all other sports?
My family in the first case, later in life I tried kickboxing but it wasn’t right for me, it didn’t have enough discipline or respect for me.
At what age did you start learning karate?
I was 8 when I started.
What is your style and what rank do you currently hold in karate?
I am practicing Kyokushin and Ashihara Karate and I am Nidan(2nd) in both.
What was the highest prize you won?
I had 3rd place in the world championship. (Ashihara)
What do you like more Kata or Kumite?
I love Kumite and enjoy it more than anything in life, but kata gives me the peace and concentration I need. So I can say both.
Do you have a favorite Sensei?
I love Shihan’s sermet ulcer, he helped me to become more confident as a karateka and a senpai.
How did you get to this position and how was your journey being in this sport?
I can say it was a rough journey for me, I worked with 3 different senseis and had trouble with 2 of them. When I first started training I was 8 and trained with my first sensei until I’m 11 and he kicked me out of the dojo without a good reason. I couldn’t train for 6 months. Later I trained with another sensei for 6 months and open a dojo with him. He left 6 months later so I had to quit training and become an instructor while dealing with injuries. After all of this Shihan Sermet Ulufer came and changed the whole story, he trained me and my friends, loved us like a father, drew me back to karate. I get this position by never quitting and loving karate and obviously with help of my family.
Do you take karate as your profession or is it just a hobby?
Who’s been an inspiration for you throughout your sports journey?
I can say there was 2 person affect me the most. Ronda Rousey until I’m 13-14 and Rose namajunas. Except for them, I love Holly Holm and Jessica Andrade.
What challenges did you come across on getting where you are at today?
You can share any injury story as well.
The challenges faced were mostly was mental, but I had injured on both my knees and right elbow, I sometimes couldn’t walk and just cry until the painkillers work. But I am all good now.
What motivates you the most about your profession as an athlete?
Winning. The feeling when the flags on your side at Kumite and the moment they put the gold medal on your neck, then you get a good knockout. These are the moments that motivate me the most and makes me wanna live for them.
What are your strengths as both an athlete and as a person?
I can say I never give up and never settle for less, I have to be the best. I would fight even if I have most likely to lose because there is still a chance for me to win.
Do you have something you want everyone to learn?
There will be your time, it will come just wait and work for it.