Sensei Stefan van der Merwe new Namibian National Karate Coach

Sensei Stefan first started competing in Sports Karate at age 7 and became a member of the Namibian National Karate Team for the first time back in 2001 when he was selected to participate in Kata at the UFAK South (then Zone 6) Karate Championships in Gaborone, Botswana. Two years later at age 12 he earned his first international bronze medal for Namibia in the same tournament.