The other was my stay in Tanzania in 2005. I had been invited to Tanzania by the then President of the Tanzania Association
to prep[are the players for the African Championships. I am talking about a man I had hosted at my home for a long time and
considered a friend. But he was a chameleon. He refused to pay me and denied even evidence of his own writing to relevants
spotrts officials. He even called Immigration Officers to arrest me.
But someone came to my aid. I had no home, and my passport had been confiscicated. The man was one Joseph Chuwa. He did
not know much about me other than the fact that I was a taekwondo Instructor and he was also a coach. He came to my aid and
offered me accomodation and food for a whole FIVE months. He even gave me some allowance for my expenses. There are very few
people who can do this in this world. I shall be forever be grateful to Joseph. Thank you Joe.
Some comments I need to add. I have trained a lot of people, and have found many intellgent students. But some still
stand out. I have just mentioned Joseph Chuwa in Tanzania. He is the Instructor of Meru Martial Arts Club in Arusha. If he
can keep at it, he is the furute of taekwondo in Tanzania.
The other, still in Tanzania is Joshua Silas. I young man I lived with for sometime, and trained at St. Teresa's Taekwondo
Club and Kijenge Taekwondo Club in Arusha, he is a good student and a quick learner, and an excellent competition material.
These two, with encouragement, could really revolutionalise taekwondo in Tanzania. They are keen, committed and completely
Back in Kenya, I usually look at one particular student with pride. This is Eliud Mutalii.. Eliud joined my club when
he was just ten and started by competiting in junior events. He never lost from day one. Then he, too became an instructor
at St. Benedict's Catholic Church in Nairobi.
The club went on to produce sveral internationals. Among them are Timothy Malela, now with the Armed Forces and former
finweight African Champions, Judy Mwihaki, also n African Ladies' finweight champion and Benson Voiya. He is currently employed
as a Sports Teacher with a presigious high- cost school in Nairobi.
I am proud of all these people and glad to have met them.
I am proud that the Association I personally founded amid a lot of oppositio, even from my fellow taekwondo practitioners,
the Kenya Taekwondo Association, has grown to the level it is today.
Among the clubs I have trained are;
1. Undugu Taekwondo Club,
2. Kenya Science Teachers' college
3. City High School,
4. Kenya High School
5. St. Goerge's Secondary School
6. Nairobi School
7. Utalii College
8. Compuera Academy
9.Genesis Joy School
10. Nairobi Youth Center
11. St. Teresa Taekwondo Academy Tanzania
12. Meru Martial Arts Club
13. Kijenge Taekwondo Club
14. The EU International School Tanzania
15. Changamwe taekwondo club
16. C....haani taekwondo club