Jesus of Morale, the guru that is behind the medals of the Spanish karate

Between Bambalines always await serene Jesus, with his red mask, who does not raise a lot of voice, which does not gesticulate or scream. "It's thanks to Je

Jesus of Morale, the guru that is behind the medals of the Spanish karate

Between Bambalines always await serene Jesus, with his red mask, who does not raise a lot of voice, which does not gesticulate or scream. "It's thanks to Jesus ...". "If it were not for Jesus ...". "Jesus should I owe it ...". And Jesus at last smiles with pride when the two pupils of him look into his neck the Olympic medals of him. But who is Jesus?

Jesus of Morale (Utrera, 1971) is the national coach of Katas since 2016, the miracle man, who has enhanced to the maximum at a specialty of gold and silver. He is also Sandra Sánchez's husband - Thursday turned five years after married, although that was later. After he gave him enough long at the insistence of the talavera in which he was his coach. Because he was 'burned' of "unpleasant" and competitors "ungrateful". "I did not want to get involved again, but she is very persistent," he admits the world from the bowels of the Budokan, looking at the Olympic champion.

Not only are these two successes of Tokyo. Since President Antonio Moreno put him at the forefront of the national team, "the stain was from that of Castilla La Mancha, they are almost a thirty international medals. A boom as it is not remembered. The secret? "I tried to provide structure, order and intensity to work, because it was necessary," he says, who did not hesitate to resort to other sports such as gymnastics or taekwondo who did know what an Olympic cycle was. And on the face to face with the karateca, in addition, something simple, return to the origins. "In the young people who start, there is a lot of YouTube influence, but if the basic work is not done, in high competition it is noted. I incorporated the sports part to the martial part that already existed," says who, after being a " Heap competitor ", was formed in sport science, pilates, chiromassage and even sports coaching.

Because, that, the mental part, is another of the pillars of his method. "We make a lot of control of breathing, stress, tension, many visualization exercises ...", it tells. And also discipline. "I'm hard because I take it all very seriously, I ask 100%, it is not worth people floors."

Such is its obsession with the improvement, which Jesus regularly goes to the sources of Karate, the country where it was invented, where purest this martial art is. They are already more than 10 occasions in which he traveled to Japan. "In Kumite (Combats), I think the rest of the countries are already ahead. But in Kata you have to keep coming here, and that has evolved, the one of five years ago is not the same one that is done now. There is a facet Sporty who has given him an impulse. Now it is much more athletic. They are almost like gymnasts. That fusion has benefited. "

But, where does the crush come with the Kárate Jesus? "For the movies! He was a lover of Chinese films, I was with my brother at the summer cinema, in Alcalá [of Henares]. Upon back we opened my parents' closets and we started kicking them. And already with Five or six years they pointed at us. "

That is why, now applaud the phenomenon Cobra Kai. "At each time there has been something on martial arts television, Karate Kid, Chuck Norris ... is something positive, and the results of Sandra and Damián, facing society, bring what Karate is: respect, work. If the kids have them with references, we have met the objectives. "

Updated Date: 06 August 2021, 20:09

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