I had a conversation with Sensei Dan Mătuşea, 3rd Dan NIKO (New International Karate Organization) black belt, the coach of Romania Ashihara-Karate national team and the president of Ares Dojo DM Sports Club (Braşov). So, I present you a comprehensive interview made by AK MASTERS, in which I approached all the topical issues regarding his activity in nowadays Ashihara-Karate worldwide. The English version of this interview is shorter than the original one, in Romanian language. For complete experience, click here!
Acest interviu are o variantă extinsă în limba română, pe care o puteți accesa aici!
The essence of AK MASTERS blog is passion and usefulness. Passion shouldn’t be an unknown issue to Ashihara-Karate practitioners, because maybe there are very few people who have earned money in this sport, allowing them to train professionally. And the utility is the existence of an online platform (as far as I know, the only one) which makes public any kind of information about this martial arts style. From my point of view, AK MASTERS unites all the factors that appear in this niche and offers all the possibilities for expression and promotion that I, when I was a sportsman, didn’t have and which would certainly have been beneficial not only for my evolution, but also the generation I belong to.
For some time now, I have noticed a communication pattern for the Ashihara-Karate movement worldwide. The members have begun to use frequently in their opinions the name of the organization they are part of, thing which didn’t happen in 2017, for example, when I launched AK MASTERS blog. From my point of view, there is a strain of muscles that is… unnecessary, in a sporting branch which has neither visibility nor importance in the eyes of state representatives, those who really have the power to tilts the balance to issues that can turn a trivial discipline into one of interest for long-term development. At least in Romania!
For AK MASTERS, the year 2018 was evolving, especially because I moved the “center of gravity” from general analysis of the Ashihara-Karate movement to people representative of this martial arts style. As a result, I made steps forward in achieving the proposed objective of creating an online platform through which topical and interesting topics are discussed. And most importantly, people have the guarantee that they can express themselves freely, that they are important, that their opinions are listened to and promoted. I can only thank all of you who have accepted my invitations to dialogue and I look forward to future meetings with people open-minded and willing to contribute to the true fulfillment of the Ashihara-Karate universal family, regardless of organization.
Recently, we initiated several discussions with representatives of Ashihara-Karate style, in the city of Pitești, among them being sensei Florin Neacșu, a particular “branch chief” in this entire national “landscape”, because he’s a member of Ashihara International Karate Organisation (AIKO) and most of Romanian dojos are affiliated to New International Karate Organization (NIKO).
Acest articol are o variantă extinsă în limba română, pe care o puteți accesa aici!