Teona Gazdeliani: Karate is more than a sport. It is my life.

Georgian Teona Gazdeliani has been involved in sports all her life. She successfully trains karate, and also works as a personal and fitness trainer with athletes – This is my passion – she admits.


She started training Karate Kyokushinkai when she was 11 years old and living in Tbilisi. She is currently training at a karate club in Barcelona – As a citizen of Georgia, since 2019 I have been a member of my country’s National Team, for which I would especially like to thank the Georgian Fullcontact Karate National Federation representative, Mr. Irakla Dolaberiga, who invited me to the team. I am also grateful to the President of GFKNF and WKO Branch Chief Shihan Avtandil Shengelia – emphasizes Teona – I am trying to fulfill their and my country’s hopes for me. I always train with the Georgian National Team before the competition.

Teona won the European Championships six times and the World Championships twice organized by various organizations – The victory in the European Karate Organization tournament, which took place in my country, Georgia, in 2021, is especially important for me – she adds.

The titled competitor admits that everything she does revolves around this martial art. „Karate is much more than a sport to me, it’s my life, it helps me improve and teaches me discipline” she says.

She adds that participating in all tournaments matters – Until now, the most important and emotional ones were those in which I won the world championship and the ones that were held in Georgia, in my country – she says.

The 7th World Karate Championships in Weight Categories are ahead of Teona – My big dream is to win. I want to do my best – emphasizes Teona Gazdeliani.

Born: March 20, 1993, 1 DAN

The greatest successes: six-time European champion, and two-time world champion, including the championships organized by the European Karate Organization Shinkyokushinkai in 2021 and 2022. She trains at Dojo Satori.