About Me

Don’t try to pronounce my name. It seems like nobody can get it right. So… uh… hello everyone. Welcome to my page. My name is Niko, and I am a junior at Freestyle Academy, enrolled in Digital Media, English, and Animation. I am 16 years old, and I look like this moron to the left.

 

A few things that I’d like to share about myself is that I do quite a few things outside of school. I attend this school called “Tiger Martial Arts Academy,” where I learn Tae Kwon Do. I have been going there for the past 7-8 years, an are a 1st Dan black belt. I have been interning as one of the dozen assistant instructors in Saturday classes, and am soon to become an instructor. I also play a bit of classical guitar, and have been doing so for at least 3 years. I learn from a friend of my dad, who had learned to play guitar alongside my dad for a long time. I also attend the Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Church in Palo Alto, and have been an altar-boy for 6-7 years. I go there at least every Sunday, and always go to those very special events during times like Christmas (the actual one, in January), Easter, and others. I play quite a few sports as well. Basketball, Ping Pong, Tennis, Biking, and a sprinkle of various other sports here and there are the ones I enjoy. I also do enjoy playing video games, mainly racing games, parkour games, FPS games, and those games you’d play with friends a lot, like skribbl.io or Cards Against Humanity.

 

My origins trace back to a small country known as Georgia (again, a country. Not the state), a former Communist controlled nation that is located between the Caspian and Black Sea. Both of my parents are from Georgia, and so is my entire extended family. They immigrated here a couple of decades ago, because my dad got a job offer here. I was born here in the Bay Area, and have lived here all my life.

 

My freestyle experience, so far, is quite nice. Prior to taking Freestyle, I did a lot of film stuff in middle school, being the main editor for the morning announcements in 7th and 8th grade, and doing various projects throughout those years, such as 3D printing, short films, and stop motions (and I can’t access any of them, because I can’t log on to my middle school e-mail). Final Cut Pro was the program that I got used to using while I was in middle school, and it was a nice experience. Now, I have to tackle the jumble that is Adobe Premier. I took Freestyle because I wanted to expand my horizon, and give myself more options as to what I’ll be doing in the future. I have a few passion projects that are linked together that I want to do when I go off to college. Hopefully, freestyle provides me with the skills I need for it.