Sempai Vlad Zaremskyi
I have been fascinated with martial arts since childhood. My journey into that world began in Ukraine. Once when I was 25 years old I saw a Taekwon-do ITF competition. I was so impressed by the graceful technique and the speed of the kicking, it led me to Taekwon-do and so determined my future career. I am a Taekwon-do (ITF) coach with competitive experience and 12 years of teaching experience. I also have a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education and am 2nd Dan Black Belt in Taekwon-do ITF.
In the middle of 2022, my family and I arrived in London. This was a difficult period in our lives. I started learning a new language and after a while I became interested in martial arts clubs. Once I got to the Meiji Dojo as a student, I was pleasantly surprised by the friendly and hospitable atmosphere as well as the competence of the instructors. This is the place that I wanted to be. I had the honour of meeting Sensei Denise and her wonderful team, which I am fortunate to have become a part of.
Since Taekwon-do (ITF) and kickboxing have a lot in common, I am happy to share my knowledge and skills, but I also discovered a lot of new and interesting methods and techniques in the Meiji Dojo, whiich provide me with additional and valuable experience.
I am happy that I now have the gift of continuing my martial arts journey with the Meiji team.