In the state of Colorado (USA), a well-known Tajik athlete Komil Latipov has been living and working as a taekwon-do coach for a long time, and also has his own sports club in Denver. He is one of the few Tajiks who managed to establish themselves in the United States of America. He managed to realize his talent in another country and still achieves high results together with his wards.
He left to study in America in early 2005. Initially, he did not make plans to become a coach, everything changed after Comil spoke at the New York and Colorado championships. He showed good results, he was noticed, the state sports authorities offered him the post of coach of the junior team. After some time, he opened his own sports club in the capital of Colorado.
Well, the path of Komil Latipov from the beginning of his sports career to success in the United States of America in the coaching field was not easy. He put in a lot of effort to achieve results and prove himself.
A good athlete is a good coach
It’s no secret that a good athlete does not always make a good coach. There are a lot of such examples in Tajik sports. But this does not apply to Komil Latipov, who was a great fighter and has now become a successful mentor. What is the secret of success? Luck? Luck? Education? The answer is simple – everything in general.
In his coaching staff at the sports club, there are consistently nine to ten coaches who are engaged in activities aimed at instilling a love for sports in children and young people.
– People come to us with pleasure to practice, and different sports, not only taekwon-do (WT), because the stable and serious work of our coaches gives results, Masha Allah, and everyone wants to learn this or that sport. Of course, I myself give a lot of time not only to office work, but also to classes with the wards.
What is the secret of success? Me and my coaches in the gym go through a lot of seminars, advanced training courses and trainings aimed at improving knowledge in different sports. I train and train myself, – says Komil Latipov in an interview with Sports.tj.
According to him, the coach is engaged in self-education, goes to seminars, takes exams. Without it, nowhere.
About the start of coaching
Komil Latipov left for Colorado in 2005, and the main reason for leaving was to continue his studies in the States.
– Went to Denver (Colorado) to study, while continuing to practice taekwon-do. When I left Tajikistan, my family and friends were sympathetic, because I planned to return in a year. But after the expiration of this time, I told my family that I wanted to stay in the USA.
They didn’t want to let me go for a long time. Now I come to Dushanbe every year and visit my relatives and friends. In the USA, in addition to my studies, I began to take an active part in various competitions.
In particular, he won the Colorado state championship, became the winner and prize-winner of open tournaments of other states and the US championship. I did not make plans to become a coach, everything changed after I successfully performed at the New York and Colorado championships. After that, sponsors appeared who supported me. And then I opened a sports club in the state, – says Latipov.