Joey Pagie Success Story
Joey Pagie Success Story
Joey Pagie a karate athlete.
A short introduction to yourself?
My name is Joey Pagie.
How did you develop your fondness for your sport and at what age did you start learning your sport?
My brother was already into karate and I always went to see this is how I grew into it from the age of 4, I participated in a playful training
What is your style and what rank do you currently hold in (your sport)?
Karate Shotokan and TOtaal karate. I am now in possession of the 5th Dan.
What do you like more Kata or Kumite?
Kumite (but not the sport Kumite) but the self-defense Kumite.
Do you have a favorite Sensei?
Shihan Miura He is not engaged in sports karate but self-defense. I would also like to convey this to my students it is more important that you win on the street when necessary than getting the 1st prize at a tournament.
How did you get into this position and how did your journey in this sport go?
As you have already read like a 4-year-old I already trained and the older I got the more prizes I won (or was disqualified) I can’t stand wimps and posers so I always took them extra hard, but the referees didn’t think so fun.
I have always been taken in tow all over Europe and won many awards followed and partly taught internships (as an assistant). I taught a lot especially Kumite and self-defense.
After a while, I became Coach of the Netherlands team. I got the competition team under me with teaching and accompanied at tournaments of course.
Moreover, then came a rift between my old teacher and me, we started the club Strive & Struggle and now with pride.
Do you take up sports as a profession or is it just a hobby?
Semi is a hobby but we take our karate school seriously as a profession
but it costs us money haha instead of making money from it.
What challenges have you faced in getting to where you are now?
You can also share any injury story.
I still have some injuries unfortunately my right hand is regularly bothered by normal pressing does not work with an open hand I have to do it with the fist and a groin injury on my right leg. Sometimes when I kick too high when I am not warm enough or make a wrong move, it seems that a knife is being stuck
Fortunately, they do not notice this when teaching because then I call someone else forward to show it. With my last exam before my 5th then nobody noticed anything, I was able to spar in my games despite my leg problems if you often recur an injury, you quickly learn to deal with it
What motivates you most about your profession as an athlete?
Don’t beat your opponents because I want to be 1st for a prize but just to show I’m better and honor me. I already gave away most of the prizes at the tournament or threw them in the trash.
For me, it’s not about the cups but the honor. Only now for my students, I think it’s great that they win prizes and that they can better defend themselves
Do you have something you want everyone to learn?
What tournament or match you have won are you most proud of and why?
World cup became 2nd But I am more proud that we now organize tournaments ourselves with a 5x a meter cup and great prizes for all winners of our tournament, what we did not receive in the past as a child, we now give super prizes.