WELCOME TO THE UKRAINE!!!
Hello, friends. I want to introduce you to an amazing, hospitable and beautiful country of Ukraine. I will tell you about the nature, sights that are in this country and of course about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Together with you, we will be on the pages of the blog, travel around Ukraine, through the jiu-jitsu halls and get acquainted with Ukrainian cuisine. I will tell you about many halls. We will make a stop in different cities. I hope this will interest many people and travelers practicing BJJ, will definitely visit this country and include it in their routes.
FIRST STOP CITY KHERSON.
This is my hometown. Therefore, we will start our journey with him. Kherson is in the south of Ukraine in the delta of the Dnieper River. A lot of water, islands overgrown with mists and at the same time, under Kherson is the largest desert in Europe, Aleshkovsky sands. The city, by Ukrainian standards, is not very large, with a population of 300,000 people. Kherson region is famous for its vegetables and fruits, especially strawberries and watermelons. Watermelon is a chip of Kherson. Even the watermelon festival is held in the summer. A traveler from Europe who wants to visit Kherson, will pleasantly surprise the prices. A night in an inexpensive hotel will cost $ 5-10, and you can eat at an inexpensive restaurant for the same amount. And if you know the places, then you can eat very tightly and tasty, just for 1-2 $.) City transport, by European standards, very cheap, travel by bus costs 3UAH. 1 $ = 27UAH. The nearest international airport is in Odessa. It is 200 km from Kherson. Kherson airport accepts flights only from Turkey.
In the city there is a gym of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu https://vk.com/bjj.skif.kherson
I will tell a little about the creation of this gym. The club was ounded by Father Igor and his son Sergei. It happened in September 2015. Prior to that, Igor looked like a small, old, fat gnome.) I never did any sports. Previously, he worked as a diver, he was in uniform. Then retired, made friends with the sofa and computer and looked like a Kherson watermelon.)) It’s time, decided to take care of yourself and started running. Then it so happened that he went to Kiev and got to workout on BJJ. And I fell in love with him. It was love at first sight. He returned to Kherson and rented a room together with his son. They opened the club, found like-minded people and began to study. Technicians took from the Internet, visited a couple of seminars, so slowly and train. We also have the results. Son Sergei is already a champion of Ukraine. Many of us are winners of regional tournaments. The process is under way. In this gym, all white belts. There are no colored belts yet.
In this gym, everyone is always welcome. If someone wants to include Ukraine in their route, be sure to visit Kherson. You’ll like it!!!
This was the first stop. The journey continues. Soon we will be in another city and tell you about it.)
A little photo. Landscapes of Kherson. Kherson embankment at night. SK BJJ SKIF gym.