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SPORTS MEDIA MAX – ARMENIA INTERVIEWED BY NARINE DANEGHYAN -Martial arts, weapons, dance, fire, sports- how it is possible to be professional in all these difficult spheres? (Can you tell us how, when and why you were involved in all these activities)? How? Because I LOVE what I do!!! And there is absolutely no limit as there is always some room to improve our skills, techniques, mental awareness, physical strength & flexibility!!! So I just kept training and training throughout my life I started taking a dance class (modern dance) when I was 4 years old as my mother wanted me to have a good posture. When I was 7 years old, I was almost kidnapped. Luckily I was able to run away – I bit them, screamed so loud, and some powerful “grand battement” that I learned from my dance class (I didn’t know how to kick at that time). However,...

The first thing I learned from my sensei was ‘empty your cup.’ Many martial arts teachers are concerned more about how much you are willing to learn than what you already know,” she insists. “Just empty the cup before making any judgments and learn everything you can; that’s my philosophy in martial arts and that’s my philosophy in life. Of course, what you already know is very important, but sometimes relying too much on experience could prevent you from learning new things. Sayaka Pereira STARTING OVER...