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María Dimitrova

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Name  Maria Dimitrova
Style  Shito Ryu - Shito Kai
Weight  51 kg
Height  160 cm

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Residence  Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Team  Dominican National Karate Team

Nationality  Dominican / Bulgarian

Born  11 October 1985 (age 35), Sofia, Bulgaria

María Dimitrova (born October 11, 1985) is a Dominican-Bulgarian martial artist who practices karate.


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Early life

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She was born in Bulgaria to father Valeri Dimitrov and mother Maya Ivanova, both citizens of that same country. At the age of 6, her family made the trip to the Dominican Republic and settled for good in Sosua, Puerto Plata. A friend of the family had recommended the country to them.

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María started to practice Karate when she was four years old, as her father was a Karateka as well. The "Karate Princess" (as she's called much due to her looks and ability in Martial Art) has been ranked among the best in the world in Female Kata since 2005, when she won the gold medal at the XVI Pan-American Junior Karate Championship in Montevideo, Uruguay. That same year, she also won her first world medal at the WKF World Junior Karate Championship, Cyprus.


In 2006, Dimitrova began to travel to Japan for special training with 7 times World Champions – brothers Hasegawa senseis. That year, as a result of the training in Japan, she was able to win the Gold Medal at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, and became one of the Top Athletes for the Dominican Olympics Committee.

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In 2008 she ranked 5th place at the World Senior Karate Championship in Japan. That same year, she became Senior Panamerican Champion, and repeated that gold medal in 2009, 2010, 2014 in Female Kata.

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In 2009, Dimitrova qualified for the World Games in representation of the American continent, finished in 2nd place, and made history for Karate in the Dominican Republic and for Female Kata in America.

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In 2009, Dimitrova decided to form a Team Kata with two of her students (Franchell Velazquez and Heydi Reynoso), and three years later, the team became Panamerican Champion in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Awards and honors

Dimitrova has been given the award of Karate Athlete of The Year, in recognition from the Dominican Federation of Karate (FEDOKARATE), the Sports Writers Association (ACD) and the Dominican Olympic Committee (COD) six times already, in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2013. Thanks to her international achievements in Karate, she has been set as an example for the youth of the Dominican Republic. She has been nominated and finalist for the National Youth Award in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, given by the Ministry of the National Youth of the Dominican Republic.

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She is not only known as one of the top Kata Athletes in the world, but Dimitrova has also achieved great recognition as an Instructor. In January 2015, she was named National Junior Kata Coach by the Dominican Karate Federation. She is also Chief Instructor of the Dominican Karate Air Force Team since 2010. She has conducted International Seminars in USA, Mexico, Peru, Bulgaria, Guatemala, Venezuela and Nicaragua.

Personal life

Dimitrova earned her bachelor Business Administration degree at Grantham University in Kansas City, United States. She's also an entrepreneur, as she started her own company under Martial Arts & Sportquip, and currently owns two Karate Dojos under the name ´´Dimitrova Dojo´´.

At the age of 15, Dimitrova started working in a TV show in Dominican Republic as the main host, and later on became the show's producer. During her TV production time, she was able to sign a contract with a European TV Satellite carrier to carry tourism programming to 24 countries in three languages. She describes a passion for TV production, but emphasizes that it's a time consuming task with a heavy toll of dedication for success, just like Karate, which made it very difficult for her to carry on with both projects.

Press (newspapers)

  • (Spanish) María Dimitrova, toda belleza y disciplina sobre el tatami en la República Dominicana
  • (Spanish) María Dimitrova destaca triunfo Mundial de Karate
  • (Spanish) María Dimitrova gana oro en el Abierto de Karate de Holanda
  • (Spanish) María Dimitrova Obtiene Primer lugar en el Campeonato Abierto de Karate
  • (Spanish) Karate de RD inicia hoy competencia en Veracruz con optimismo
  • (Spanish) Dimitrova gana oro en Panamericano karate
  • (Spanish) Dimitrova no sale del asombro por oro en JCC
  • (Spanish) María Dimitrova ganó la medalla de oro en kata
  • 2009 World Games Profile
  • References

    María Dimitrova Wikipedia