Vitali Bolotov Success Story
Vitali Bolotov Success Story
Vitali Bolotov a karate athlete.
A brief introduction to yourself? How did you develop your fondness for karate?
As a child, I was an ordinary bad guy, I ran down the street with friends, jumped in garages, beat windows until a man came to my native village and organized a karate section. I went to karate initially to learn how to fight, I thought I would learn how to fight and quit karate, but this sport has become so dear to me that I still practice it and can no longer imagine life without it.
What drew you to Karate out of all other sports?
In karate, I was attracted by the fact that they teach a variety of kicks and punches, and I liked it, as a child watching cartoons about Bruce Lee Jan Claude Van Damme always wanted to learn how to control his body as they do.
At what age did you start learning karate?
I started karate at the age of 12.
What is your style and what rank do you currently hold in karate?
My style in karate – I always try to knock out an opponent, finish the fight ahead of schedule, my title in karate is a candidate for master of sports of Russia
What was the highest prize you won?
The biggest prize that I won was the champion of the Russian Cup, took 3rd place in the Championship of Russia, became the champion of the World Cup.
What do you like more Kata or Kumite?
Most of all I like Kumite, I like to fight
Do you have a favorite Sensei?
For me, my favorite sensei is my coach Konstantin Vladimirovich Fotev, he is not only my coach but also my second father.
Do you take karate as your profession or is it just a hobby?
For me, karate is like the meaning of life, I can no longer imagine my life without karate, karate is life.
Who’s been an inspiration for you throughout your sports journey?
My coach was my inspiration throughout my sports career, only he knew how to guide me on the right path, share his vast experience, and support at the most crucial moment.
What challenges did you come across on getting where you are at today?
You can share any injury story as well.
There were a lot of difficulties on my way, various injuries, bruises, nerves, but if you have a goal and desire, nothing will stop you from coming to your dream.
What motivates you the most about your profession as an athlete?
What motivates me most in my profession as an athlete is this constant development, I constantly strive to develop both physically and spiritually. After all, without development, life will stop.
What are your strengths as both an athlete and as a person?
My strength as a person is kindness and fairness, regardless of the situation, you must always be fair and remain human, my strength as an athlete is dedication, perhaps this is the most important quality of any athlete, without this quality little can be achieved.
Do you have something you want everyone to learn?
I want all people to know that you cannot sit still, always develop and your life will be the way you dreamed of!