Published this week is ‘Cut Karateka’, a collection of children’s books created by Talavera Olympic athlete Sandra Sanchez, designed for four-year-old boys and girls and offered for personal reading.
The first two titles of the collection, ‘Cat Karateka’ and ‘Kata Club and Cat Karateka and the Great Combat’, will be available on September 8, as reported by Bescoa Publishing House in a press release.
Katerina Katosawa is a brave and courageous cat who wants to be the best karateka in the world and until she achieves it, no matter how much they tell her she is too young and cute. He wants to enter the best dojo kata club in town. For this, he will have to train a lot, but, above all, he has to figure out what it means to be a real karateka.
With the help of her friends from the Kata Club, Kat will discover the values of karate and real life: respect, honesty, perseverance, friendship and above all, not winning or losing, but learning.
For those who want to get started in the world of karate but still don’t know what karategi, katas, kiai are or what order belt colors go in, world ranking number one Spanish karateka and Olympic medalist Sandra Sanchez explains everything necessary in the final pages of the book, she has hinted at from the publisher.
Sandra Sánchez (Talavera de la Reina, 1981) began dance classes at the age of four, but she was always clear that she wanted to practice the same sport as her brother, karate.
She lived in Australia and Dubai during her apprenticeship, and in 2015 she became the first Spanish karateka in Kata Modality to win first place in the Karate World League, a feat she achieved for six consecutive years.
He is considered the best karateka in history and his list of winners includes all possible prizes: European champion, world champion and Olympic champion at Tokyo 2020.
In July 2022, after winning the only tournament he had left, he retired from the sport, although he remains closely associated with the world of karate.