Zohrab Nikolyan: From Kickboxing to Judo
02 November 2021
When Kickboxing classes in Arteni were discontinued due to the epidemic and then moved to another community, Zohrab was most sad.
The 12-year-old Zohrab Nikolyan has been involved in professional kickboxing for three years, taking top positions in pan-Armenian and international tournaments.
And when the COAF Judo program entered Arteni last year, Zohrab’s joy knew no bounds. He was the first one to register, then “infected” his younger brother, Edmon, with judo.
The brothers are the first ones to leave their home, then while giving a shout to the neighboring boys, they rush to the school gym. Before the coach arrives, they have to arrange the tatami mats and prepare for the training.