The Indonesian little karateka Heizmy Gursyifa brings proud news from the European Traditional Karate Championship, in Prague, the Czech Republic, on Sunday (9/22) local time. The 5th-grade student of SDN I Gunung Kidul, Purwakarta, won first place after defeating the finalist’s karateka junior from Austria and the host of the Czech Republic.
Chairman of the Indonesian Traditional Karate Federation (FKTI), H.M. Muchlas Rowie, who accompanied Heizmy during the championship, said the achievement was truly extraordinary and encouraging for the world of sports in the country. “At first we had nothing to lose, not setting a specific target. But apparently, unexpectedly, our karateka managed to achieve a proud achievement, “Muchlas said in his statement on Monday (9/23).
He thanked the President of the Czech Federation, Ing. Rachmy Soebadjo, Indonesian embassy for the Czech Republic, and Indonesian supporters in Prague, Czech Republic. Because, one of Heizmy’s successes was achieved because of their support.
“Heizmy’s success is very encouraging not only for FKTI, but also for the world of sports in the country. Initially we had nothing to lose, not setting a specific target. But apparently, unexpectedly, our karateka managed to achieve a proud achievement, “said Muchlas, Sunday (9/22/2019).
Muchlas Rowie who on the same occasion also received an AND honorary degree from the Czech Traditional Fudokan Karate Federation (CFTKFS).
He was very grateful to Ing. Rachmy Soebadjo (President of the Czech Federation), the Indonesian embassy for the Czech Republic, and Indonesian supporters in Prague, the Czech Republic.
“FKTI is very grateful for the support and cooperation provided by the CFTKFS, the Indonesian Embassy to the Czech Republic and supporters so that Indonesia’s traditional karate can be victorious again,” he added.
Thanks to the help of these parties, Heizmy and other contingents were able to overcome technical obstacles during the championship. The obstacle in question is the language barrier.
Because the preparation for the departure of the Indonesian contingent was short, so it was rather difficult to accept some rules of the match.
Luckily, the shortcomings can be covered by Heizmy who is skilled enough indeed. Since the age of 8 years, this girl who was born in Bandung on June 19, 2008 has won a national championship at the National Championship in Palembang.
Not only that, at the age of 10 Heizmy won 2 gold medals for Kata and Kumite numbers. Likewise in the 2016 Menpora Cup and Regional Championship between zone III students in 2018, Heizmy won a gold medal for word and kumite numbers.
Currently, Heizmy is noted to have held the smallest black belt and I Children. This shows that achievement is indeed linear with the effort and process that is passed.