Alexander Ponomarev

Alexander Ponomarev
Alex began training Shotokan karate with Sensei Hamid at the age of seven. Since then he has medaled at numerous tournaments, Provincial Championships, and two National Championships with the Karate BC Team; all of these were invaluable experiences. He also attended the Pan American Championships, with the Karate Canada Junior National Team, in which he gained valuable experience.

Karate has allowed Alex to travel to places that he had never been to before, and make a good deal of new friends. Participating in karate has greatly benefited Alex's physical fitness, mental strength, confidence, and self-esteem. A variety of exercises for strength, flexibility, cardio, and endurance have greatly contributed to Alex's development. Alex has learned the importance of discipline and determination through training. Believing in himself and his abilities became more and more natural for Alex as a result of karate. Alex has loved training at Tigers Eye Karate-Do for all of these years. All of these experiences have greatly assisted Alex in his everyday life; never the less, none of these experiences would have occurred without the support of his Sensei and he is very grateful. On that account, Alex decided to help instruct others in karate as well.