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Champion Karateka Luka Khvedelani on the benefits of Georgian karate for Georgian youth
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Champion Karateka Luka Khvedelani on the benefits of Georgian karate for Georgian youth

Luka Khvedelani won gold for Georgia in the senior -67kg kumite category at the Sofia Open Karate Tournament in April. He is one of many Georgian athletes to have won for their home country in recent times. GEORGIA TODAY sat down with him to find out what inspires him and his hopes for Georgian karate in the future.
“I started training in karate when I was seven years old,” says Khvedelani. “To be honest, it wasn’t my initiative, it was my father’s decision, because he was a karateka himself. But he made the right choice, and today karate is the biggest part of my life, and despite all the difficulties, it is still my sport and always will be.