Today, the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Armenia has awarded the sportsman of the Kyokushin karate Federation of Armenia Hovhannes Sargsyan the title of Master of Sports of the International class. It is worth mentioning that this is the first case in the karate sphere that an Armenian sportsman receives such a honorable title. We are convinced that this striking example of Hovhannes Sargsyan will lead other sportsmen of our Federation by the same way as well. Hovhannes Sargsyan is one of the best karate sportsmen both in Armenia and in the world. We have great hopes that our sportsman will keep the honor of the homeland achieving a high horizontal in the framework of the European Championship which will be held in Armenia on April 7-8.