Interview with Karina Gotika (Belova) from www.thevariouspositions.com
Do you have a wrestling nickname ?
Karina is my real name, my wrestling nickname is Karina Gotika, as I am a big fan of a Gothic style and Gothic music. I wear goth
outfits daily, when the situation doesn't let look like a real goth I just wear something black.
So how did you get interested in wrestling and fighting ?
I have always been interested in fighting, used to do fencing with a foil, thai boxing, aikido and bjj.
A couple of years ago I decided to take part in woman fights in mud and foam and found out that The Professional
Wrestling Federation in Moscow organises them. That's how I came to the Wrestling Federation. Pro wrestling became
one of the most interesting things in my life. Then men started to ask me about wrestling sessions and I discoverd for myself
this amazingly fun thing to do. I fell in love with pro and mixed wrestling.
You are a red belt in Akido, so do you have plans to continue with this ?
no, I stopped doing aikido as now I pay all my attention to training pro wrestling and grappling.
Do you have a tough training routine ?
I have two private trainers - one at the gym for weight training and another one for grappling. I have from 3 to 5 training a week.
What’s the wrestling scene like in Moscow ? Popular ? What about the rest of Russia?
Pro wrestling is not very popular here. But people love woman fights in liquid chocolate (we use real chocolate),
foam, oil and mud. We perform at night clubs and restaraunts with our show. We also travel all around Russia with our show, as we are the only female Wrestling Federation in Russia.
I do mixed wrestling sessions in Moscow, too. Russian men don't like semi competitive sessions, that's why 95% of my sessions are fully competitive. Sometimes I'm bruised badly, but I love this job.
You are a member of The Professional Wrestling Federation in Moscow. They seem to a lot of different wrestling including ring and mud - do you love doing different kinds ?
I love all kinds of wrestling. I love wrestling in the ring. Wrestling in liquid chocolate is also one of my favourite things. It's really sweet and we have our mouths full of chocolate all the time!)
You have some tours planned, so is that something you have to do to get sessions ?
I love travelling, and travelling for sessions is very enjoyable, too.
Do you do this full-time or do you have a day job too ?
yes, wrestling is my full time job as I do many different things connected with wrestling - I take part in wrestling shows, do pro wrestling, mixed wrestling sessions, film wrestling and lift & carry custom videos, I do catfighting, too.
What places have you toured in ? Any favourites? Ever wrestled in the U.K. ?
I take part in the Female Wrestling Event in Troisdorf (Germany), travel to Switzerland, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, Holland, Austria, the UK for sessions.
You look very sexy and strict in your photos ! Is that what you are like when you wrestle? Is it important to be sexy in wrestling ?
I think female wrestling is based on sexuality. In pro wrestling I am always a heel and I enjoy this role a lot. In mixed wrestling I often use elements of domination.
Many people see wrestling as a fetish that goes with dominating and submitting – do you see it like that ?
If we talk about mixed wrestling - I meet different people with different preferances. Some people (mainly in Russia)
want a real competition between a man and a woman, it's not a fetish for them at all. It's more like a sport game. And for many people mixed wrestling is a real fetish, they want to be dominated by a strong skilled woman. That's why I have to train much - not to dissapoint those ones who want me to win in a fully competitive session.
What kind of sessions do you get asked for the most ? Is semi-competitive more popular or the fetish ones like facesitting ?
As I have said before, mostly I do fully competitive sessions as Russian men don't want to pretend that the woman is stronger. They want to be REALLY submitted. Of course I don't always win, but I can win in 80% of sessions as a trained woman is stronger than men who don't do any sport. Of course sometimes real athlets wrestle me and I even get hurt or bruised but it's a part of my profession. When I wrestle men from other counties it's more semi competitive sessions with parts of domination. And yes, I love facesitting).
Competitive and pro-wrestling can be very different. Which are you better at and which do you enjoy more ?
I truly like them both. It's never boring when you do different things. Some elements of pro wrestling are very difficult and even dangerous. Competitive wrestling is more emotional. If in pro wrestling I don't mind to lose sometimes, as it's planned, then in competitive wrestling I always try to do my best to win.
Why should people book you ?
I truly love mixed wrestling, every session is enjoyable for me. I love that people have different fantasies and I try to do my best to make them come true during my sessions (my limits are - no nude, topless or intimate sessions). I do fully competitive, semi - competitive, fantasy, domination sessions, ballbusting, trampling, catfighting and lift & carry (up to 90 kg) sessions.
What about away from wrestling – what do you enjoy ?
My biggest hobby in life is traveling. I have already been to more than 20 countries (the number grows))) and I hope to visit many more. Most of all I love Asian countries. My favourite place on the Earth is Thailand.