Athlete - Eimi Kurita
Thunder, Pumba, Icy
5'2/ 134 lbs
|Family (only child, brothers/sisters, ect)||
2 older sisters, 1 older brother
|What age did you start karate?||
6 years old
|What style of karate do you do?||
|What's your favorite food?||
|What type of music do you listen to?||
|What is your favorite music group or artist?||
|Do you listen to music before you go it the ring? If so, what kind?||
Yes, Rap or any song with motivating lyrics
|Do you have any pets? What kind?||
|What is your pets name?|
|Do you have any hidden talents?|
|How many hours a week do you workout in preparation for a major tournament?||
Is this your first World Championships?
What are your thoughts about the World Championships in Paris?
Paris will be my 3rd World Championships. But it is my first time competing in Kumite so I am really excited about that. I want to go in there and give it all I got and leave everything on the mats. I've got nothing to lose.
|Do you have a lucky charm? What is it?||
My team mate Shannon Nishi is my lucky charm.
|Who is your favorite superhero?|
|Who is your hero in real life? Why?|
Eating, Shopping, Spending time with family and friends
Motivation can almost always beat mere talent
|Biggest Win. Why?|
|What do you love about competition?||
I love the adrenaline you get during competition. I love the preparation, all the hard work and practices. The traveling is definitely a plus, we get to explore and meet so many different people, cultures, food, and etc. I love being a part of team USA, all of our team mates are awesome and I love them to death.
|Favorite way to relax?||
Hanging out with my two baby nieces. They just know how to put a smile on my face and I love their hugs. I also love taking naps!
|Advice for the youth athletes in karate?||
Just believe in yourself and work hard towards your dreams. Don't let anyone stop you from what you want.
|Where do you get your inspiration from?|
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