Dojo Profile: Centro Studi Arti Marziali in Italy
This week we bring you Andrea Stoppa's Centro Studi Arti Marziali located in the city of Pordenone, Italy. Andrea is a good friend and regular customer here at ChokeSports. He's also a complete martial artist who's spent years developing his striking and grappling skills. Today he holds black belts in Kyokushin Karate and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, among others.
Ciao Andrea. When did you first get involved with martial arts?
It was in November 1987. While watching "The Karate Kid", my sister said "why don't you start doing some martial arts at local gym?".
What is your current rank?
I'm a 4th degree in Kyokushin, black belt 1st stripe in BJJ, 3rd degree black belt in Kudo and in Judo. I'm also a Tai Ki ken instructor.
What keeps you motivated to train martial arts after all these years?
Being as strong as my teachers.
What advice would you give to someone who's just getting started?
Wait until you get your black belt before you start looking for techniques on Facebook and YouTube.
What are some of the school/student accomplishments you're most proud of and why?
Being more self confident, supporting each other and standing up again after loosing.
What is your goal with the school? Where would you like to see it in 10 years?
My goal is to create good fighters and help them become accomplished men/women in society.
You have been a customer of ChokeSports for many years. What made you choose our products and services?
Your kindness, patience and professionalism.
Would you like to connect with Sensei Andrea Stoppa and know more about his Centro Studi Arti Marziali in Pordenone, Italy?
You can like their page on Facebook and don't forget to checkout the many nice videos in their YouTube channel.