Mwampita to promote Karate in Malawi schools

To many people in the country, Karate sport may not sound that familiar as compared to other sporting activities.


This is one of the reasons Lilongwe based legendary martial artist, Andrew Mwampita has ventured on a challenging mission of promoting Shotokan Karatein the country.

He disclosed this Thursday in Lilongwe that he iscurrently under intensive practice of Shotokan (which a style of Japanese martial arts)as he looks forward to open a Karate school and promote the sport in the country.

“I am training Japanese martial arts disciplines in body, mind and soul. I want to make the sport very familiar in Malawiand after finishing my course I want to open a Karate school,” Mwampita revealed.

Mwampita who is a 1stKyu (Brown belt holder) said his mission has already started taking shape.

“I am in a better place towards my mission as I am now able to train juniors as well as senior students of Shotokan Karate,” he added.

With Motivation by Bruce Lee and Van Dame, Mwampita ventured into martial arts world way back in 1998 with bush karate.

In 2000, he joined professional Shotokan Karate at Don Bosco Youth Centre where he was first trained by Sensei (teacher) known as Tito.

According to him, he has since dedicated himself to the ultimate dream of mastering Shotokan Karate and opening the school.

“Every day when I wake up in the morning I train Karate, there after I start my job as a driver,” he pointed out

Mwampita eluded that, “Sometimes when I travel to places where there is no space to train, I do train in my track. In my free time, I watch Karate movies and read different Karate books written by Japanese Karate experts which helps me to further master my karate skills,”

Mwampita pointed out that he only participates in local Karate competitions that take place in the country but says his dream is to compete in international karate tournaments and fly the Malawi flag high.

The brown belt holder revealed that he has a dreams of graduating from Sho Dan (first Black belt).

“My challenge is lack of financial support as it takes a lot of money to graduate the Sho Danand is only offered in South Africa after being approved by countries senior instructors of Karate,” he lamented.

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Kennedy siafunda
Kennedy siafunda
4 years ago

My friend just train one day you will be there. I know it is a long journey but never give up.if you time you can as well try zambia. There are good senseis who can coach and grade you to first Dan.

4 years ago

Zanshin dojo offers shotokan under the Malawi Japan Karate Association that is the sole certified dojo under Japan Karate Association . while it is true that the Shodans and other Dan’s are awarded by the SAJKA and Shihan Mtshali the regional director of JKA Africa, it is also true that Shihan Mtshali comes to Malawi to grade shodans. Andrew you may want to register yourself with a certified dojo of which there are 2. One is Karate No Michigan KWF, in area 3 and the other is our dojo under JKA. Only through certified dojo’s will you be able to… Read more »

Systems Thinker
Systems Thinker
4 years ago

Andy, my formerl classmate at Dolicasterns…… All the best..Remember you used to train us in area 44 hahaha.Tli fom 1.I miss you bra

4 years ago

Bwana Moses there are more than 5 shotokan schools in Malawi. The above link will lead you to one of them.

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