The development of Karate in Balashikha has more than 30-year history. As a starting point can be taken in 1978. It was then that the distribution of post-graduate MIHMa came Linetskiy B. Simon, in the past – the master of sports Greco-Roman wrestling, and then – Ignition "romance" of the new Soviet Union for the martial art a young man. The first students were students Linz-ninth-Valery Ivanov and Alexander Poedintsev. I must say that this is an exciting time, everything connected with karate, was surrounded by a halo of mystery, and the lack of qualified coaching staff offset by the fantastic enthusiasm of adherents. All that has been linked to strokes feet, with loud shouts, broken building materials, called karate. The first fitness held at the stadium in the open air (without the weather and time of year) from 5:30 to 7:00.
It was believed that we are engaged in karate kiokusinkay. Gradually a group of two or three people began to grow into new followers. We moved to the gym Dorn. As you gain experience and fitness sensei Linetskiy SB began to export their students on training in the MEI, where he conducted a session of the 5th kyu (!!!) (degree of skill in karate, in modern times is considered one of the primary) kiokusinkay B. Buturlin (according to my information now 4th Dan Goju-Ryu). I should say that at that time Balashikha was already 3.4 of cultured karate, the most numerous and methodically advanced the school was led by the late S.
Frolov. Actually, the first karate competitions in Balashikha can consider meeting pupils S. Linz and S. Frolov. A big success, I think familiarity with the school Semen Borisovich Shito-Ryu and Tetsuo Sato, personally – the first Japanese sensei, who taught in Moscow, now the Japanese karate. We very naturally and organically went to school style of Shito-Ryu.