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Get to Know Us

 
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GORAN PIZENT

Sensei

Sensei Goran was born in 1975 in Zagreb. The first encounter with martial arts was, of course, through movies. Fascinated by the beauty of the movement and the mystique of the old masters, he became interested in martial arts. Since he enjoys self-teaching, Goran got a small booklet, "Karate" (Masutatsu Oyama), "Karate" (Žarko Modritć) and "Karate ABC - Teki 1 and Enpi Kata" (Ilija Jorga) and tried to learn movements from the books. But he could quite understand exactly how the movements should look like.

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JURICA STAMPF

Sempai

He was born in 1975 in Zagreb. The love for martial arts regularly appeared and smoldered while watching Kung Fu movies in a "Jedinstvo" cinema in Stenjevac. The trigger to start training Karate was the American Ninja and the realization that he was a head shorter than his twin sister. He did not practice Karate for long and despite surpassing his sister in height, he started practicing Tae Kwon Do at the age of 15.

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DARIJA PIZENT

Sempai

Darija was born in 1980 in Karlovac. As a second child and young sister always wanted to compete with her older brother and to be able to stand for herself and defend herself. At age six, she started with Karate, but after few years and the constant fight around the house, her parents decided its enough. Years went by, but her drive for adrenalin stayed.

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OZREN ŠVEGOVIĆ

Sempai

He was born in 1981 in Zagreb. Martial arts fascinated him from an early age. In kindergarten, his best friend trained karate, so he tried it too, but he gave up after only three training sessions. The next attempt followed when he persuaded his mother to buy him the book "Summer Ninja Training", but he was more interested in looking at the photo on the cover and playing with the golden Shuriken sticker that came with the book as a gift.

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KATARINA ARIĆ

Sempai

She was born in 1986 in Zagreb. She first encountered Kempo in 2013 by participating in the Basic Course even though she believed that martial arts are "for someone else". Until then, she attended various fitness programs that would become predictable and boring despite the cheerful atmosphere and background music.