OKAMI SIX PACK - ENES GARIBOVIĆ
6 QUESTION INTERVIEW
The first interviewed guest of our new six-pack project is Enes Garibović. Young Croatian karate athlete who already achieved some great sports success as well as life success. His karate career is already very successful despite he turned 24 a few weeks ago. He is competing in category -75kg and this is some of his biggest successes till now.
- A gold medal at European Championship (U21),
- Silver medal at SERIA A (Top Karate tournament series),
- Silver medal at Mediterranean games 2018
- 5th place at European senior championships at the age of 22
- Two bronze medals at Senior European Championship as a team member
He shared his story of achieving those successes with us. Be ready to get a dose of inspiration for your next achievements.
1. WHAT DRIVES YOU INSIDE SO YOU CAN MAKE ALL YOUR SUCCESS?
My tendency to perfection is a cause of all my success. No matter it is a sport, education, friendship or anything else, I always tent to make it perfect. My commitment to perfection is what helps me to achieve greater results. I always have higher expectations of myself than those from other people. For me that is a positive perfectionism, that is what makes me a better person every day.
ENES CELEBRATING HIS VICTORY ON u21 CHAMPIONSHIPS WITH HIS TEAMMATES.
2. WHAT IS YOUR WAY OF LIFE? WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS IN YOUR DAILY SCHEDULE?
My lifestyle includes commitments to the training, daily education and hanging out with friends.
Of course, the most important thing about my day is training. I train at least twice a day and that's how I raise my sport shape on a higher level. Besides training, you will often see me near a book or something educational, because I always look for new knowledge and information. Even though I have a lot of daily obligations, I always find some time to spend with my close friends and family. Hanging out with my friends makes me happy and it has a special meaning in my life.
I recommend to you all to add these activities to your daily schedule:
- Psychical Activities – Any form of training or body-exercise that will get your body into the shape and make you healthier
- Education – Read, take an online class, watch educational videos. No matter the way you learn just keep evolving.
- Hanging out – Don't ever miss the opportunity to spend some time with your friends and people close to you.
3. WHAT TYPE OF EDUCATION DO YOU PREFER? WHAT DO YOU DO TO MAKE PROGRESS?
ENES WAY OF LIFE IS ALSO RECEIVING THE CITY AWARDS FOR THE SPORTSMEN OF THE YEAR.
To be honest, I've learned the most from other people and their advice. For sure, I've learned the most from my father who is also my trainer. The advice he gave me was those that made me a better athlete as well as a person. Beside him, there were also other coaches from different sports that had an impact on me. In my childhood, I used to train other sports like football, tennis swimming, ski-running and taekwondo. Each of the trainers of that sport made a mark on me and made me a better person. Because of them, I was ready to face the adversities in my life. I would also like to address that I learned a lot from my own experience. I find that any experience is a way to learn. No matter if its positive or negative experience I always try to find the best lesson for myself that will upgrade my work and my future results. Other than that I read a lot of books and watch a lot of videos with topics that I am interested in. Those books and videos give me quality content and a way of improving myself.
ENES AND HIS FATHER ON THE GRADUATION AWARD CEREMONY.
A GREAT TEAM ON AND OF THE TATAMI MATS.
4. WHO ARE YOUR SPORTS IDOLS?
If I had to choose, I would have to say Roger Federer and Ivica Kostelić.
I used to watch Roger Federer ever since I was a kid. I was always impressed with his composure and elegancy. I admire how he dealing with every situation on the court, whether if its negative or positive situation for him, he always shows class. Beside him, there is also another childhood hero of mine who made a great impact on me. Croatian skier Ivica Kostelić always fascinated me because he manages to achieve everything that is possible in the ski world. I am fascinated with what he has accomplished even though he had a little to none training conditions when he started. When I said little to none I am not kidding. He used to go to other countries so he could ski. Even bigger problems appear at the start of his career because he was constantly injured. Besides all that, he always had a clear goal and he didn't stop until he had achieved it. His determination and ambition always motivate me to achieve even bigger goals.
I honestly think that a career in sport can last from ten to fifteen years based on a sport, but Roger and Ivica proved that through sport we can achieve much more than just sports results. At the end of the day, it's not about what we have accomplished through our career but what we have become through sport we love.
5. WHAT IS YOUR MESSAGE TO YOUNG ATHLETES? WHAT ARE THE TRAPS BEGINNERS FALL INTO?
Everyone who starts their sports career should know that it won't be easy on a way to the top. Even if you have all of the conditions for success like determination, responsibility, great nutrition and other sooner or later you will have to deal with a certain problem. There will be ups and downs but you have to own up to it. You should always come back stronger from your failures. So be ready to face failure and take a lesson from it. I also want to say that you should spend time with your friends and family and don't ever let the sport divide you from them. Those people will be there for you when you need them and will make your life full of love and happiness. And you shouldn't forget that your sports career has to end at some point and that is not all about what you have accomplished. The sooner you realise that the calmer you will be in your daily activities. I am sure, you will then with a determined work achieve your desire goals. And when it comes to your performance just let your hard training show its fruits. Be just like an artist who patiently draws his picture in an atelier and sells it in a gallery. You make your "picture" on the training and just go and find the "price" for it on the competition.
ONE OF HIS GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT SO FAR ARE ALSO THE WINS AT THE ELITE KARATE TOURNAMENT SUPER EIGHT. HE WON IT 3 TIMES IN A ROW.
*To make an appearance on this tournament you need to get invitation of organisers. They always invite some of the best karatekas in the world and is very rare that somebody defends his title.
6. WHAT IS THE BEST WORD TO DESCRIBE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH A SPORT?
If I had to choose a word it would definitely be; satisfaction. The sport has given me the most satisfaction out of everything I did in my life. For sure there were times when the sporting life wasn't the easiest but the feeling of happiness and fulfilment kept me going. Everyday training and living the sport is my SATISFACTION.
IN NEAR FUTURE FROM THIS TEAM WE CAN EXPECT MORE STUNNING RESULTS.
That's it, we are really thankful to Enes who took time to give us these answers. We are willing to hear from you, did you find some useful information in his answers? Are you ready to do similar achievements?
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